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21st Century Parenting

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We will be issuing refunds to those who have bought tickets and apologise for any inconvenience.


We are delighted to be hosting our 21st Century Parenting conference again on 4 June, with expert speakers covering new topics to provide more invaluable guidance to parents with teenagers and pre-teens. 

The event will also provide important CPD for teachers and boarding house staff. 

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Tuesday 4 June 2024: 9am - 4pm

Raising a teenager can be one of the most daunting tasks any parent will face. The challenges and pressures of modern parenting can leave parents feeling isolated and unsure of themselves.

The event will give parents practical advice to help them navigate the complexities of modern parenting, such as:

  • How can I help them study more effectively?
  • Should I limit their screen time?
  • How can I help them sleep better and eat well?
  • How can I help them stay safe at parties and festivals?
  • What else can I do to enhance their wellbeing and protect their mental health?
100% of last year's attendees who completed our questionnaire said they would recommend the event to other parents.

Featuring a panel of experts in child psychology, mental health, social and technological influences, behavioural science, nutrition and more, this event will equip parents with the tools they need to help their children thrive throughout their teenage years.

100% of last year's attendees who completed our questionnaire rated their overall impression of the day as 'excellent' or 'very good'.

Quotes from 2023 Attendees

  • 'It was enlightening in every way in helping parents navigate the teenage landscape, and each and every speaker had a wealth of interesting information to share'
  • 'Invaluable and insightful. An absolute MUST for parents and caregivers'
  • 'I thought it was brilliant - lots of interesting speakers covering a broad range of subjects all relevant to the challenges our teens face and how we can help them better navigate these'

Modern Parenting 2024 Speakers

Bradley Busch

How to Help Your Children Learn Quicker and Better
Surviving and Thriving in a Digital World

Bradley is a Chartered Psychologist and a leading expert on illuminating Cognitive Science in education. As Director at InnerDrive, his work focuses on translating complex psychological research into accessible, practical strategies. He has delivered thousands of workshops for educators and students, helping improve how they think, learn and perform.

He is also a prolific writer: he co-authored four books, including Teaching & Learning Illuminated and The Science of Learning, as well as regularly featuring in publications such as The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Tina Lond-Caulk


Tina is the founder of a nationwide nutrition education programme, Eat Well and Feel Great, and author of a book of the same name, shortlisted for School Library Association - Information Book of the Year 2023.

Nutrition and lifestyle habits impact cognition, learning, behaviour, mental health, energy, sleep and confidence. Tina will give an overview of the latest science on all of these topics with easy take-home actionables that can benefit the whole family.

Dr Alisha Azzopardi

Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Well-being

With an extensive background in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Dr Alisha Azzopardi will provide you as a parent with an overview of child and adolescent mental health and consider if and when your child might need to engage in support with a mental health professional.

She will also look at how to nurture children to be resilient in all aspects of life, to maintain a good sense of emotional wellness and how to tolerate and respond to more stressful experiences. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the talk.

Zoe Shuttleworth

Keeping Safe at Parties & Festivals: Conversations to have at home
Vaping – A Deep Dive for Parents

Zoe is a Director of It Happens Education. She works directly with many of the leading UK festival organisers, sharing information about how to be safe. She spent 15 years working directly with people experiencing addiction issues, supporting them to address their substance use and helping them to rebuild their lives.

She is passionate about sharing evidence-based, non-judgemental information with young people that can help them make well-informed and, hopefully, safer choices. Zoe’s message is predominantly one of assessing risk, thinking through the consequences and encouraging young people to ask for help as soon as it’s needed.

Juliet Newson RGN, BN, PG Dip HV

How to help your child sleep well

Juliet has 25 years’ experience in NHS and private healthcare settings. A qualified nurse, teacher and health visitor, Juliet has worked both in the UK and abroad including clinical duties in the CIWEC medical clinic Nepal and teaching Key Stage 1 & 2 at the International British School in Kathmandu.
Juliet regularly delivers corporate sleep seminars and contributes articles for both on-line sites and magazines. She has been delivering sleep workshops for health visitors, school nurses, parents and school children since 2013. In addition, she has co-developed the Millpond teaching pack for professionals to use with children.

David Smellie

Sextortion - reducing the risks and dealing with live cases, advice for young people and parents

David founded Farrer & Co's safeguarding unit in 2015, which advises organisations either working or coming into contact with children.  He advises on the full range of safeguarding issues, from creating safer systems to handling live cases and carrying out retrospective reviews.

He is particularly well known for his role in advising on the Southbank International Vahey case where he led the Farrer & Co team in conducting the Independent Review of Hugh Davies QC and in advising Chelsea FC on its independent reviews of non-recent child sexual abuse, current safeguarding systems, and non-recent racial abuse.

2023 EVENT Highlights

Travelling to Bryanston

Bryanston School is situated on a beautiful site in Blandford Forum in Dorset. Easy access by train from London to Salisbury or Poole. Free parking is available on site.

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