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Free seminar: Raising Teens

Thursday 19th May 2016

7:30pm to 9:00pm

A free parents' seminar on raising teens in our contemporary society. Year 11 parents and carers are particularly encouraged to attend.

Sexuality and Relationships

All parents, carers and guardians, particularly parents and carers of Year 11 students, are invited to this free seminar on raising teens in our contemporary society, presented by David and Katie Kobler from YourChoicez.

At a time where parents can feel overwhelmed and powerless to address issues such as sex, dating, relationships and pornography there is a huge amount parents can do. The seminar aims to address the intimate questions that parents have while empowering them to be an influential presence in their children’s lives.

The day after this seminar, Friday 20 May, Year 11 students will participate in a seminar on the same topics.

As seating is limited, please reserve your seats by clicking on the ‘Book Now’ link at the bottom of the page.

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Topics include

  • The major challenges faced by young men
  • the truth behind media, marketing and advertising and how it can affect young people
  • how to parent your child through a sexually saturated society
  • rites of passage – your son’s journey to adulthood.

What last year's attendees said...

“Just a quick note to thank you for arranging the information evening on Tuesday.  I found the information very interesting, informative and will no doubt help us to navigate the issues our teenage boys are facing. David was an enthusiastic speaker and obviously very passionate about his work.  The information he presented was thorough and easy to follow and the examples helped with real life situations.  I am sure the boys would benefit greatly from his seminars.  I feel that it would be beneficial for younger grades at the College to participate also.”


“We just wanted to pass on our thanks for organising the information session last evening. It was really helpful & gave us so many tips & ideas for engaging with & guiding our boys through some of the challenges they face. David was very engaging & really easy to listen to, so please pass on our thanks to him also.”


“Thank you for organising David Kobler to speak to us. I have two sons at Waverley and both my husband and I found the talk interesting and informative. We also found great validation for how we have been parenting. So often in life we receive little feedback on the right things we do, knowing that we are doing right by our sons was very important to me. I know our sons will also find the talk of benefit when their turn comes around.”


“Just a note to say as a parent I found the night very informative and relevant. It would most useful for the Year 10 students to also have his presentation.”


“Thank you for arranging such an interesting and applicable seminar for our boys. I attended the parent night with some other parents that have boys in Years 9 & 10, while my son is in Year 9. We all worry how the digital age will affect our teens. On reflection we thought Year 9 would be a suitable time to attend the seminar, hopefully helping to avoid some of the pitfalls of adolescence that the internet and media will introduce them to. I am sure that it was well received the next day by Year 11, but I would be thrilled if our boys had the same opportunity before then. I came away from David’s talk much better informed and able to handle whatever comes our way in the next few years, I believe my son is mature enough to benefit from the same discussion. I would be happy for you to show this feedback to anyone you may think could assist in helping this to come about.”


Br RJ Wallace Performing Arts Centre
Senior Campus
Waverley College
131 Birrell Street, Waverley

Book your seats

Attendance at this event is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.


More information

Mr Phil Davis, Director of Mission