Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and resident parenting expert on Channel 7s Sunrise Program, was keen to visit Macarthur recently to speak to the local community.
Year 11 and 12 students were the first group to hear from Dr Michael Carr-Gregg who gave some pertinent advice on surviving the HSC. He spoke about how to stress less and yet still improve results. Alyssa Graney from Ingleburn High said “the seminar was informative and inspiring. I will give his techniques a go in my life and try to stress less”.
A group of 500 captivated teachers from Macarthur High Schools were the next audience. Dr Carr-Gregg addressed issues surrounding mental health and judging from the feedback from many of the teachers it was both entertaining and engaging but above all very useful. Bethaney Waters found the afternoon enthralling. “What an inspiration, to know that we as teachers are, at a grass roots level, making a difference in so many lives each day and that there are extraordinary people like Michael Carr-Gregg out there to support and guide us in our role as educators to our future society. Michael reminded me why my job is so important.”
Two hundred plus parents attended the evening session that covered the five greatest challenges for parents in 2012. The buzz in the room following this wonderful workshop was infectious. Parent Marina Pergoliti commented “I haven’t been this excited about being a parent since before I had my kids. What I loved about the presentation was the way Dr Carr-Gregg was able to identify the challenges and provide helpful, simple and practical strategies that we can apply to our overall approach to parenting – with humour”.
Macarthur will definitely be seeing Dr Michael Carr-Gregg return.
The day was thanks to the P & C Co-op and local company MWLP.
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