PARENTING IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY: A STRESS AND ANXIETY TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS
Keynote address for parents (elementary, middle school, or high school)
When: Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm.
Duration: 60 minutes
Focus: Stress management and coping skills for parents and kids
All kids experience stress and anxiety. These emotions are part of being human, after all. But one in eight children experiences such a high level of anxiety that the child finds it difficult to manage at home or at school. In this thought-provoking presentation by Ann Douglas, a bestselling parent author who also struggles with anxiety herself, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between stress and anxiety (and why this matters); stress management skills for kids and adults; and anxiety management skills for kids and adults (what makes anxiety better, not worse).

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Brief bio:

Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is a bestselling parenting author (her best-known book is The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and her most recent book is Parenting Through the Storm) and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. She is also the mother of four young adults who struggled with a variety of different mental health, neurodevelopmental, and behavioural challenges during their growing up years — and who are currently thriving. A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.