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.
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|Keeping Kids in Mind
18 October – 15 November 2023
12.00pm – 2.30pm
|A 5 week course for separated parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict. It is designed to assist parents to see separation through their children’s eyes and provides tips on how best to support children through separation.
This is for parents residing right across the Diocese.
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This is a 3 week course for parents of 2 – 12 year olds. Learn how to manage behaviour without arguing or shouting. Learn effective methods to stop unwanted behaviours, increase co-operation and enhance your relationship with your children.
Some men have attitudes and behaviours towards their partners and family members which cause harm to their families and children. This is a group program for men who want to improve their parenting skills and be better fathers. Click here for the flyer.
CIRCLE OF SECURITY
This 8 week program is suitable for parents of children 0 – 5 years and 6 week program suitable for parents of children over the age of 12. It will help you understand your child’s behaviour, help your child manage their emotions, develop skills to build a positive relationship with your child and to build their confidence and self-esteem. For more information click here.
Helps parents understand baby’s development and crying cues. Parents will learn several massage techniques for babies.
KEEPING KIDS IN MIND
Parents love their children and want the best for them. Following separation, parenting can get tougher. This is a 5 week course for separated parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict. It is designed to assist parents to see separation through their children’s eyes and provides tips on how best to support children through separation.
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (TRIPLE P) SEMINAR
This group addresses general parenting issues including why children behave in certain ways.
Learn how to respond and deal decisively and effectively with aggression, non-cooperation and disobedience. You will gain a greater understanding of how to help your child manage strong emotions.
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (TRIPLE P) GROUP PROGRAM
Builds on the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminar detailed above. This group program helps you develop and practice the skills.
Our playgroups help children to explore and learn, and provide a place for parents to socialise and discuss their children’s development with a qualified worker. Playgroups help children improve their social, motor and language skills in a safe, fun environment. For more information click here.
TUNING INTO KIDS
Children who develop emotional intelligence often do better emotionally and socially and have better health and fewer behavioural difficulties. 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. For more information click here.
TUNING INTO TEENS
Understand adolescent development, guide your teens increasing independence, learn how to deal with peer pressure and how to create opportunities for connection.