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Parenting is the most important job that any of us ever have – raising children to become responsible, caring, compassionate and resilient. It is also one of the most challenging and frustrating so we provide a range of parenting programs to help you do the best you can in this critical task.

We work with you to build on your strength as a family and help you to create a home environment where children thrive. By gaining important insights and learning new skills parents via our parenting programs, you’ll be better equipped to help your children reach their potential.

Our current programs are listed below.

For more information:
P: 1800 324 924
E: info@catholiccaredbb.org.au

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Tuning into Teens

Date: Wed 22 May – 26 Jun 2024
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
28 Brava Avenue, San Remo
Fee: Free

This program will provide you with skills in emotion coaching and help you recognise, understand and regulate, to work through your young person’s emotions. It focuses on the development needs of teenagers and how to respond to their needs when being rejected or pushed away.

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Keeping Kids in Mind

Date: Thurs 20 Jun – 18 Jul 2024
Time: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Location: Online
Fee: $15

A 5 week online course for parents experiencing conflict after separation. This course is designed to assist parents to see through their children’s eyes the experience of parental separation. You’ll also develop a greater understanding about how to support your children.

Participants must register, participate in a pre-group interview and pay prior to joining the course.

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CIRCLE OF SECURITY

Date: Mon 5 Aug – 2 Sep 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Online
Fee: Free

A 6 week program for parents of children 0 – 12 years of age, Circle of Security is an evidence based attachment and relationship based early intervention parenting program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and their children.

This course is for parents residing in Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Northern Beaches suburbs.

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TUNING INTO KIDS

Date: Wed 7 Aug – 3 Sep 2024
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Warringah Mall Community Rooms Brookvale
Fee: Free

A 5 week course for parents of primary school aged children. Learn skills to assist your child in understanding and managing their emotions. Explore how to deal with frustrations and conflict and how to develop good social skills and positive behaviours.

This course is for parents residing in Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Northern Beaches suburbs.

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1-2-3 Magic

Date: Fri 9 Aug – 23 Aug 2024
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Location: Online
Fee: Free

A 3 week course for parents of 2 – 12 year olds. Learn how to manage behaviour without arguing or shouting and discover methods to stop unwanted behaviours, increase co-operation and enhance your relationship with your children.

This course is for parents residing in Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Northern Beaches suburbs.

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Tuning InTo Teens

Date: Fri 9 Aug – 6 Sep 2024
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Location: 29 Yardley Avenue Waitara
Fee: Free

This program will provide you with skills in emotion coaching and help you recognise, understand and regulate, to work through your young person’s emotions. It focuses on the development needs of teenagers and how to respond to their needs when being rejected or pushed away.   

This course is for parents residing in Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Willoughby, Lane Cove, Mosman, North Sydney and Northern Beaches suburbs.

Frequently asked questions

I am not Catholic, can I still access your parenting programs?

Yes, these programs are open to all.

Is there a fee for the parenting programs?

Currently we do not charge a fee for our parenting programs.  From time to time we may request payment for materials such as workbooks to be posted to you.

Are these programs available to all families in the wider Sydney area?

The majority of our programs are only available to residents living on the Northern Beaches and Northern suburbs of Sydney. Keeping Kids in Mind is available to families right across our Diocese including the Central Coast. Please call us if you are unsure.

Are the parenting programs like a webinar?

No, they all involve participation and group discussion. They are designed as a small group and for parents to be able to ask questions.

Do I need to attend the program each week?

Yes, the program content builds on itself week by week, you need to commit to all the sessions.

Can I bring my child along?

No, unfortunately we can’t offer any childcare on site.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes, you can bring your partner, a support person or someone else who helps care for your children.  However they will need to register separately.

Can I have a copy of the slides from the program?

No, we can’t give out any of the slides but each program will have handouts to take home each week.

Can I attend the program if I have already done it with another service?

Yes, you can absolutely attend the program again.

Can I watch a recorded session?

No, we don’t record any of our sessions to ensure participant confidentiality.

Can I get a certificate of attendance for court?

Yes, we can provide certificates of attendance if needed.

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