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123 Magic & Emotion Coaching

– Online

Wednedsdays 18 October – 1 November 2023, 10am–12pm

123 Magic & Emotion coaching is a parenting program developed to assist parents to respond to your children’s behaviour and help you feel more confident in your parenting approach. The course explores the emotions and in particular how to help children identify and manage emotions to encourage positive behaviours and build emotional resilience. For parents/carers with children aged from 2–12 years. 3 x 2 hour sessions.

Online courses are for residents of the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires

Bringing Up Great Kids

Fridays 3 November and 10 November 2023, 10am–2pm

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) focuses on building positive and nurturing relationships between parents/caregivers and their children. The program aims to support parents to review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children, to promote more respectful interactions and encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity. 
2 x 4hour sessions.  

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads South

Anxiety Coach

Mondays 13 November – 27 November 2023, 10am–12pm

Anxiety Coach is a child development course that aims to support you parents and caregivers take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems and support children to develop skills to reduce anxiety. It is what we call a ‘parent-led’ approach, meaning that you take on the role of the coach in your child’s life, and are able to guide them through difficult emotions when they arise. It is recommended for parents/carers with children aged 2-12 years. 3 x 2 hour sessions.  

The Family Centre, Ballina 

Thoughtful Parenting

Friday 20 October 2023, 10am–12.30pm

Thoughtful Parenting is a 2.5 hour parenting program for parents & carers with children aged 0-12years. In this program we explore children’s brain development, helping explain why children behave the way they do and provide strategies to better manage our reactions to these behaviours. 1 x 2.5 hour sessions.

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads South

Tuning in to Teens

Tuesdays 24 October – 28 November 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.”


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.

You can register for Term 3 Playgroups below


Tweed Shire

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Ballina and Byron Shire

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Confidence in Challenging Conversations

Friday 17 November 2023, 10am–2pm

Confidence in Challenging Conversations will introduce you to skills that can open up productive and meaningful conversations with your partner, family, friends and work colleagues.  

Through information sessions, practical exercises, group discussions and brainstorming we will explore the difficult conversations we find ourselves in and how to handle them rather than avoid them. The course will look at conflict to demonstrate that it does not need to be viewed as a negative and can be approached as an opportunity to exchange of ideas when we are able to stay calm and focused.   

The Family Centre, Tweed Heads South


Self Esteem to Empower Women

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 10am–2pm

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

Murwillumbah Community Centre


Support for New Dads - Online

Wednesdays 25 October 2023 – 15 November, 6.30pm–7.30pm

Being a new Dad is an awesome challenge: you are raising the next generation, and you’ll want to do the best you can. 

The first 1000 days are the most important time in your child’s life! 

They say it takes a village to raise a child, so if you are struggling by yourself or as a couple, well, that’s hardly surprising. 

  • Online education and support group. Just one hour a week. 
  • New tools, tricks and tips, and ways forward during the hard times. 
  • How your child is changing over the first 1000 days. 
  • Keeping the couple bond strong. 
  • Staying sane (even if exhausted). 
  • Balancing baby time, work time, partner time, me time.

4 x 1hour sessions.  

Online courses are for residents of the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires