Friday, May 13, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Raising Resilient Kids

Parents of Mackay will be empowered with the tools and strategies to guide their children through their formative years with two free parenting seminars hosted by Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert next week.

Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P, will run two free seminars on Wednesday, May 18, surrounding children’s mental wellbeing, decision making, and anxiety.

‘Raising Resilient Children’ will provide proven parenting strategies for parents to guide children in making good decisions in life and online.

The seminar will help parents problem solve with their children, manage screen time, and help cope with stress and positivity and will take place at the Andergrove Community Hall from 1:00pm.

Later that evening, Triple P will host a seminar packed with tips and ideas for parents to help children break free from anxiety, providing an understanding of child and teen anxiety and ways to support children in coping with anxiety.

This two-hour seminar at the Pioneer State High School Theatre starts at 6:30pm.

Both seminars are presented by Michael Herd who has worked with families as a primary school teacher, guidance counsellor, and registered psychologist for more than 30 years.

Having completed his PhD researching parenting support for families of premature babies, he has become a popular Triple P presenter and has trained Triple P practitioners around the world.

Aaliyah Talukdar, a representative from Parentline, will also be presenting at the seminars.

Parentline is a service of yourtown which provides virtual counselling to parents and carers from 365 days a year across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Aaliyah's work as a Cyberbullying Consultant focuses on providing information and resources to caregivers about supporting young people’s online wellbeing generally, and if they're exposed to negative online experiences.

Triple P’s Raising Resilient Children Seminar is happening from 1pm-2pm on Wednesday May 18 at the Andergrove Community Hall and the Fear-Less Triple P Seminar takes place from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Pioneer State High School Theatre the same day.

Go to for more information and to book your free place.

Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert is hosting two free seminars next week on raising resilient children. Photo: supplied

In other news