Flinders Speaker Series for Father-Daughter Bond

Fathers are important in their daughters’ lives and to help the father-daughter bond to survive and thrive, Matthew Flinders Anglican College is inviting Sunshine Coast parents to a free talk on Thursday, 6 September from 6:15pm at Flinders in Buderim.

Flinders principal Stuart Meade said the free talk for parents and carers will be presented by award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King.

In her presentation, King will explore her new book, 'Fathers and Daughters', which aims to give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both.

“This is the second presentation in our 2018 Flinders Speaker Series, where we invite top presenters to share the latest research and proven strategies to help community, home and schools support our young people more confidently and compassionately,” Mr Meade said.

“Madonna King has interviewed more than 500 girls and many fathers to help us understand what mothers, fathers and daughters need to know about healthy relationships,” he said.

“Madonna has also spoken with leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists about the triggers and issues for young girls, and what strategies will best help parents to support their daughters through tough times.

“From my conversations with many parents and teachers, I know that this kind of practical and current advice is insightful and invaluable information that will help to make family life and our schooling communities healthier and happier.”

Flinders is proud to invite Madonna King to present as part of its Flinders Speaker Series as King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels of News Limited and the ABC (where Madonna presented the Mornings program in Brisbane for six years).

Madonna writes for Fairfax's Good Weekend, writes a highly successful weekly column for the Brisbane Times and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane's 4BC.

She has written seven books, including ‘Being 14’, ‘Hockey’, ‘Ian Frazer’ and ‘Bali 9’, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. Madonna is also a parent of two girls.

'Fathers and Daughters' is Madonna’s latest essential and insightful book that reveals why daughters turn against their fathers, teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can/should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.

Flinders Speaker Series presents ‘Father and Daughters’ with Madonna King
Bookings essential - FREE EVENT
Thursday, 6 September 2018
6:00pm for a 6:15pm start
Flinders Performance Centre
Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Stringybark Road, Buderim
Proudly supported by the Flinders P&F

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