Michelle has over 17 years of experience working as a researcher, lecturer, and clinician in private practice, independent schools, government schools, and universities, including the University of Melbourne, Monash University, ACU, Kambala, and Korowa.
Drawing on key research findings about child development and her own experiences as a mother, Michelle’s aim is to help parents to raise emotionally healthy and resilient children.
Michelle lives in the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and their three children.
Counselling for Children and Families
Educational Psychology Assessments for 6-16 Year Olds
Wellbeing Coaching for Adolescents
Parent seminars hosted by Gembrook Primary School
|8 November 2018, 6-7.30pm||How to solve problems collaboratively with your child|
One day parent retreats
|25 November 2018, 9am-5pm||Calm and contented: 5 ways to create a more peaceful home and to nurture your child’s development|
Michelle wanted to identify and understand the key components of child wellbeing. What constitutes child wellbeing and resilience? What is it that allows children to thrive?
Michelle tracked the coping responses of 166 children in real-time and found that the children with the most effective coping skills had supportive relationships, were optimistic about their abilities, felt interested and engaged, and were effective problem-solvers.
The insights she gained from her doctoral research have shaped Michelle’s professional and personal life, and continue to guide her as she helps children, parents, families, and communities to manage challenges with confidence, to build resilience, and to flourish.
To all of the parents in The Flourishing Child community. To those who come to see me at my practice, to those who attend my courses, and to those who read my newsletter and blog posts: it is my honour and privilege to support you on your parenting journey. Your honesty and courage is inspiring. You teach me so much. My warmest thanks.Dr Michelle Andrews Luke