Welcome to the Confident Kids program

Confident Kids and Teens is an evidence-based resiliency group program for children and teens designed to boost confidence, self-esteem, problem solving and relationships with peers and adults. Discover why kids and parents love the CK program!


Time and time again kids tell us how much they enjoyed the program. Find out why.


Confident Kids incorporates the latest research in positive psychology and social and emotional learning (SEL)


We are registered Psychologists with a wealth of experience teaching and coaching children and adolescents.


Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of the comments from parents and children.


Hi I’m Larne, Child Psychologist and creator of the Confident Kids program. Anxiety among children and adolescents is on the rise in Australia and it’s slowly draining the joy from young lives. Peer pressure, not doing well at school, being excluded or bullied, anxiety, family conflicts or friendship issues can shake a child’s confidence. More than any other generation, kids need additional coping strategies and tools to help them achieve their personal best.


CK Kids and Teens have completed the program.

Evidence-based positive psychology program for children 5 years to 14 years.

Confident Kids can help with…

Anxiety related to school, learning, performance, separation or social situations.

Dealing with bullying or peer pressure

Transition to High School

Starting School

Coping with Stress

School or study problems

How to make friends and be a good friend

Low self-esteem or lack of confidence

Angry outbursts, irritability, frustration

Problem solving and conflict resolution

Living in a blended family

Overcoming perfectionism and fear of making mistakes

  • Family psychologist Larne Wellington offers these tips for parents to help build self-esteem in their kids. ...

  • Teens have so much to deal with that is unique to their generation, as well as all of the adolescent stresses that have been with us for a long time....

  • Ashgrove-based Psychologist Larne Wellington was so concerned by the numbers of her clients experiencing bullying and friendship issues she developed Confident Kids as a survival guide....

Children and teens from schools across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast have successfully completed the program including :–

  • Ithaca Creek State School
  • Ashgrove State School
  • St Finbarr’s Primary School
  • Petrie Terrace State School
  • Marist College Ashgrove
  • Brookfield State School
  • St Mary of the Cross
  • Holy Spirit Catholic school
  • St Margaret’s
  • Padua College
  • Milton State School
  • Rainworth State School
  • The Gap State School
  • Northside Christian College
  • Genesis Christian College
  • Kelvin Grove State College
  • Bulimba State School
  • Brisbane Boys Grammar
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
  • St Lawrence College
  • St Columbus Primary School
  • Wilston State School
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