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PARENTING COURSES

Circle of Security Parenting

Tuesdays 7 February –21 March 2023, 10am–12pm

A course for parents of children 0–5yrs. The course shows parents/carers how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Parents/carers will learn how to understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to manage emotions and enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem. Parents will also learn to honour their own innate wisdom and fulfil their desire for their child to be secure.7 x 2hour sessions.  

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads South

No Scaredy Cats – Online

Thursdays 16 February – 2 March 2023, 10am–12.30pm

A course to support parents/carers to reduce anxiety and build resilience in children aged 2–12 years old. The course will cover how anxiety develops, how parents/caregivers can take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems, and how parents/caregivers can support children to develop skills to reduce anxiety and build resilience. 3 x 2.5hour sessions.

Online courses are for Ballina, Byron & Tweed Shire residents

123 Magic & Emotion Coaching

Wednesdays 15 March–29 March 2023, 10.30am–12.30pm

An evidence-based parenting program for parents/carers with children aged from 2–12 years. The program is facilitated over 3 sessions & supports parents/carers to feel more confident to respond to their children’s behaviours. Parents/carers are provided practical strategies to engage with their child in the process of identifying & managing their own emotions, encouraging positive behaviours & building emotional resilience. 3 x 2hour sessions.

The Family Centre, Ballina

Bringing Up Great Kids

Tuesdays 21 February–28 March 2023, 10.30am–12.30pm

Bringing up Great Kids is a parenting course that promotes and supports respectful, caring and nurturing relationships for children aged 0–12. Parents are encouraged to become more reflective and mindful in their parenting approach. The group involves fun and interactive activities that includes key learnings of brain development, attachment theory, self-care and other useful parenting strategies. 6 x 2hour sessions.

The Hub, Ocean Shores Baptist Church

Tuning in to Teens

Tuesdays 21 February – 28 March 2023, 5.30pm–7.30pm

A course for parents/carers of teenagers 12–17 year olds. Tuning in to Teens aims to help you and your adolescent manage the many emotional challenges of this stage of life. We will explore how to manage your own and your adolescent’s emotions in ways that support you to remain close and keep communicating. 

By learning these skills, you are less likely to have as much conflict within your family and your teen is more likely to talk to you about the challenging issues they face. 6 x 2hour sessions.

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads South 

“Before starting this course, I was worried about my teens all the time. I didn’t know what to say without upsetting or embarrassing them or causing a meltdown. Doing Tuning into Teens has given the tools to be able to communicate with my kids in such a way they feel heard. I enjoyed learning about how the teenage brain works, especially the ‘flip your lid’, as well as how to pick up on subtle cues and tap into their emotions. The material was easy to understand and put into practice. I am feeling calmer and more confident.”

Participant – Tuning into Teens

Playgroups

Find connection with other parents/carers and children while learning and playing together. Access to useful information regarding parenting, local services and activities.

Playgroups free and are run during NSW school terms.

TWEED SHIRE
Monday – Tweed Heads
Tuesday – Fingal
Wednesday – Tweed Heads South
Thursday – Murwillumbah

BALLINA AND BYRON SHIRE
Wednesday – South Golden Beach
Thursday – Ballina

RELATIONSHIP COURSES

Anger and Emotional Intelligence – Online

Fridays 3 March–17 March 2023, 10am–11.30am

3 day online course for men and women. Content includes: identify what anger is and what it does, what triggers your anger and ways to make it work for you and your relationships. 3 x 1.5hr sessions.

Online courses are for Ballina, Byron & Tweed Shire residents

“I really enjoyed the course. Both the facilitators were fabulous, and I thought that they dealt well with the complex issues and topics of the group. They were considerate to all the participants.”

Participant – Anger & Emotional Intelligence

Step Families 101

Wednesday 22 February 2023, 12pm–1pm

Discuss the joys and challenges of your stepfamily with other parents who are in a similar position, and learn some new ways to support the children and each other 

Your facilitators are experienced in stepfamily challenges and rewards, and will kick off a discussion about the most important things for the parents to keep in mind to successfully manage their new family. 

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads

COURSES FOR WOMEN

Self Esteem to Empower Women

Tuesday 28 March 2023, 9.30am–3.30pm

A 1 day course that assists women to understand: self-esteem and what influences it, unhelpful thinking and how to challenge negative thinking/self-talk and exploring boundaries in relationships. Through information sessions, practical exercises and group discussions we will also explore how self-care can influence our self-esteem and self-worth. 

Nullum House, Murwillumbah