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Parenting Courses at WCS

WCS is very pleased to be offering a number of free parenting courses in the first half of this year.

The courses will be held on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. They will run for seven weeks and are aimed at giving parents greater confidence and the skills they need to support great parent-child relationships.

The courses are run by accredited facilitators - Jaymini Jogia and Mary Ford.

“We welcome parents to join us and we hope that they will learn new skills and strategies to help with their parenting. But, ultimately, we hope they begin to build positive lasting relationships with their children,” said Mary.

Parents who have participated in the past have told us:

“This course has helped me better understand what my child is trying to tell me.”

“I have found that talking and listening to other parents helps me to see that I am not alone with my struggles in parenting.”

“My relationship with my children is improving every day.”

The Parenting Courses are held at the WCS main office, Level 1 Building C, Callam Offices, 50 Easty Street, Phillip.
Tea and coffee is provided. The participants are invited to bring along food to eat.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To find out more please contact Mary Ford on 6234 6821.

Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. The Circle of Security program is based on research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Topics covered include:

• Introducing the Circle of Security
• Develop skills in distinguishing the ‘need’ moments
• Building a solid emotional foundation for your children
• Tuning into children’s shifts in attention and emotion

This relationship-based program is designed to enhance attachment between parents and children. Participants will learn how to establish a secure base that gives your children a sense of safety, develop observational skills to strengthen your relationships.

Dates:
Group 1: 6pm to 7.30pm Mondays 18th February to 1st April (7 sessions) FULL 
Group 2: 9.30am to 11.00am Tuesdays 5 March to 16 April (7 sessions) Places still available

 

Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing Up Great Kids is for all parents/carers and can help you to raise happy and confident children. It uses mindfulness and reflection to support parents/ carers to reflect on and enhance their interactions with their children.

Topics covered include:

• Management of stress in the parental role
• The development of a child’s self-identity
• How to deal with strong emotions


Dates:
Group 1: 6pm to 7.30pm Mondays 6 May to 20 May (3 sessions)
Places still available

Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and elders past, present and future."