Parenting Ideas Schools


Upcoming Webinar
Balancing extra-curricular activities

Through your membership with Parenting Ideas, your entire school community can attend our webinars for parents at no charge. We’re pleased to let you know about our upcoming webinar.
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 engaging 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.


Video overview

Tuesday 2 April 2019 at  8:00 PM AEDT.


This webinar is $37 per person to attend, and is free of charge to families at schools that have a Parenting Ideas membership.


Your exclusive voucher
Below is your voucher for the webinar. We encourage you to share the voucher with the families in your school community. There’s no limit to how many people at your school can use the voucher, just as long as they register by the ‘valid to’ date on the voucher. It’s as easy as that! 

How to redeem the voucher
  1. Click this link:  
  2. Click ‘Add to cart’
  3. Click ‘View cart’
  4. Enter the voucher code BALANCING and click ‘Apply Coupon’. Your discount of $37 will be applied to the order. This voucher is valid until 2 May 2019.
  5. Click ‘Proceed to checkout’
  6. Fill in your account details. These are the details you will use to login to your account and access your parenting material
  7. Click ‘Place Order’
About the experts
This webinar will be hosted by Michael Grose with presenter Dr Jodi Richardson.
Michael Grose
Parenting Ideas Expert

Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators and an award-winning speaker.    As a conference speaker, parenting presenter and workshop leader Michael has been entertaining, informing and inspiring audiences around Australia, and internationally for more than 20 years.

Michael is a best selling author of 10 books for parents including Thriving! and the best-selling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It, and his latest release Spoonfed Generation: How to raise independent children. 

He’s had parenting segments on The Project, The Today Show, Weekend Sunrise, 3AW, ABC radio and more. He has contributed to Huff Post, Kidspot and Mamma Mia, and is a former columnist with News Ltd and Fairfax newspapers.

Dr Jodi Richardson
Wellbeing and Mental Health Expert

Jodi is a mental health, wellbeing and happiness science speaker and educator. She is a mother of two primary-school-aged children and is the founder and director of Happier on Purpose, the mental health and wellbeing expert for Parenting Ideas and writer for both print and online publications.

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.

Integral to Jodi’s work is helping parents and teachers to nurture resilient, relaxed, playful kids who develop lifelong habits of happiness and flourishing mental health.  

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