Webinar Recording: Balancing extra-curricular activities

Modern life is busy. It’s busy for parents and is becoming increasingly busy for children and teens as activities fill up the family calendar outside school hours. Extra-curricular activities bring a host of benefits for children but there’s a threshold past which the benefits are outweighed by the impacts of being over-scheduled.

Join Dr Jodi Richardson in this webinar to understand the trend towards increasing enrolments in structured after-school activities, the benefits and the drawbacks for kids, the importance of free play for children, the implications of over scheduling on children’s mental health and how to create balance in the lives of your children.

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Dr Jodi Richardson is a mental health and wellbeing speaker and educator. She’s dedicated to helping parents nurture resilient, relaxed, playful kids who develop lifelong habits of happiness and flourishing mental health.

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.

A mother of two primary-school-aged children, she is the founder and director of Happier on Purpose, the mental health and wellbeing expert for Parenting Ideas and together with Michael Grose, is the co-creator of Parenting Anxious Kids, an online course designed for parents and teachers of anxious children.