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Raising Happy Healthy Children

Monday, February 20, 2017

Issues facing parents these days continue to grow, the latest being the epidemic of anxiety sweeping through our young people these days.

To help parent with this and the many challenges they face, The School of Total Education hosts expert on adolescent development, Dr Arne Rubinstein, this week as part of its parent development program.

“Dr Arne is an expert on adolescent development, with 30 years experience as a medical doctor, counsellor, mentor, speaker and workshop facilitator”, said school principal, Shane Power.

“He will present a one and half hour seminar for parent on raising happy healthy children. This will provide clear guidelines and practical solutions to support parents in building strong healthy relationships with children in these rapidly changing times that include the enormous influence of technology, drugs, alcohol and mental health issues” Mr Power went on.

“This is a unique opportunity for Southern Downs parents to hear a speaker of this calibre and not to be missed”

Arne’s talk “Raising Healthy Happy Children” is open to the public and is on at the Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium, 2 Freestone Road, Warwick at 6.30pm on this Friday 24 March. The seminar will include an opportunity to ask questions and for those that would like to meet Dr Arne to join him for a cup of tea afterwards.

There is no charge for the event but participants are asked to confirm their attendance by emailing admin@sote.qld.edu.au or phoning the school on (07) 4661 2666 before Friday to assist with planning.

Arne himself is a pretty cool guy. He is the passionate father of two wonderful young men, a mentor to many, a practising ER doctor, as well as being a keen surfer and musician.

Topics covered include:

  • 21st century parenting
  • The importance of independence and resilience
  • How to help teenagers become motivated and inspired about life
  • Latest research around child development and adolescence
  • How to help teenagers avoid going off the rails
  • The impact of and how to deal with technology
  • How parents can help their children create a healthy personal identity
  • Celebrating the stages of your child’s life
  • Healthy ways to discipline children
  • The need to create appropriate coming of age Rites of Passage ceremonies

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