When a child experiences anxiety it can be really hard for parents to understand what’s happening and how best to respond. In this webinar, Dr Jodi Richardson helps parents to recognise and understand anxiety, how it affects learning and happiness and practical steps to lessen the impact of anxiety on the child’s and the family’s quality of life.
Webinar Recording: Understanding Anxiety
Were you unable to attend the live webinar? There’s no need to miss out – this webinar has been recorded so it can be accessed at a time convenient to you. The recording will be available in your Parenting Ideas dashboard along with the webinar handout, so you can refer back to them at any time.
Understanding Anxiety: How it impacts kids and the important role of parents
In this webinar, Dr Jodi Richardson helps parents to recognise and understand anxiety, how it affects learning and happiness and practical steps to lessen the impact of anxiety on the child’s and the family’s quality of life.
Listeners will also learn:
- The origins of anxiety
- signs and symptoms of anxiety
- practical strategies to help anxious kids
- the importance of validation
- when and where to seek help
This webinar was hosted by Michael Grose with guest presenter Dr Jodi Richardson.
Dr Jodi Richardson
Parenting Ideas expert
Wellbeing and mental health
Jodi is a mental health, wellbeing and happiness science speaker and educator. She is a mother of two primary-school-aged children and is the founder and director of Happier on Purpose, the mental health and wellbeing expert for Parenting Ideas and writer for both print and online publications.
Jodi has developed her expertise over two decades of professional work in teaching, wellbeing, clinical practice and elite sport, including working for beyondblue on the national schools-based initiative for the prevention of depression.
Integral to Jodi’s work is helping parents and teachers to nurture resilient, relaxed, playful kids who develop lifelong habits of happiness and flourishing mental health.
Author, Speaker, Founder Parenting Ideas
Michael has an education background and holds a Master of Educational Studies, with research into what makes healthy families tick. He has conducted over 1500 parenting seminars over the last two decades and is the author of ten parenting books, including Spoonfed Generation, Thriving! and the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It. His popular parenting columns appear in newspapers and magazines across Australia.
Michael appears regularly on television, including Channel Ten’s The Project, and is a popular and entertaining speaker. He is married and has three adult children who have all successfully flown the parent nest.