This webinar was held on 14 November 2023
You can view the recording of this webinar below.
These resources provide additional information on this topic:
- raisingchildren.net.au – Resilience: how to build it in children 3-8 years
- raisingchildren.net.au – Resilience in pre-teens and teenagers
- raisingchildren.net.au – Self-compassion for parents
- raisingchildren.net.au – Positive thinking: activity for children, teenagers and parents
- raisingchildren.net.au – Mindfulness for children and teenagers
- raisingchildren.net.au – Raising Health Minds app
Self-compassion in your family
Self-compassion is being kind to yourself even when things don’t happen the way you expect or want. It’s being aware of your feelings and treating yourself with the same warmth, care and understanding you’d give to someone you care about.
Struggles, setbacks and challenges are a part of life. Self-compassion helps you deal with them in a healthy way. When you use self-compassion, you’re likely to be happier, more confident and more resilient. And you’re less likely to develop mental health problems like depression or anxiety.
Self-compassion is a skill that you can learn, practise and get better at using. In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- why self-compassion is important for children and parents
- how to help your child with self-compassion
- how to practise self-compassion yourself
- how to build self-compassion in 3 steps
- what compassionate self-talk looks like.
In the webinar, you’ll be able to ask questions, share experiences, and hear other parents’ experiences and ideas.
If you have a child aged 0-18 years, this webinar is suitable for you.
If you register for the webinar, we’ll send you a link to the recording, even if you can’t make it on the night.
Presented by: Dr Meredith Rayner
Meredith Rayner is a child and family psychologist with many years of experience working with parents, young children and adolescents in public mental health, private clinical practice and schools. She’s currently Director of Care in a large school setting, where she helps children work on their strengths and addresses mental health challenges for children from the first year of school to Year 12.
When: Tuesday 14 November 2023, 7 pm AEDT or at these times in other states
Duration: 40 minutes, followed by a 20-minute question and answer session
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We’ll send you a link to the recording a few days after the webinar.
About this webinar
This webinar offers free, live advice from a trusted parenting expert. It offers support without the need for appointments or fees and is delivered in real time to the comfort of your home. It’s also a chance to hear from other parents facing challenges like yours.
Please note that this webinar provides general information. Presenter Meredith Rayner won’t be able to provide individual consultations on the night, but she will give you plenty of ideas for where to go for help if you need it.
This webinar was developed by the Parenting Research Centre in collaboration with Australian experts, brought to you by raisingchildren.net.au, and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
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