Parenting

 

Are you interested in developing new parenting strategies or having troubles with your children's and teenage behaviour?

Council runs several parenting programs in partnerships.

Footsteps group

  • partnership with Mackillop Family Services
  • meets weekly during school terms at Melton South Community Centre.

The Footsteps group strengthens Melton families' parenting abilities to their children, and encourages parents to provide a safe, nurturing and appropriate environment. We focus on certain areas of skill development.

  • parenting skills development
  • health and well being
  • social connectedness
  • community engagement
  • knowledge of child development and strengthening the parent-child relationship.

Come and join other families in a parenting and wellbeing group offering positive and nurturing activities for parents.

Tuning Into Kids

A parenting program for parents of children aged 3-10 years. For many parents, connecting with children during emotional moments can be the most rewarding but also the most challenging part of parenting. This program assists parents to better understand emotional intelligence and how they can use emotion coaching to support their children to:

  • understand and manage their emotions
  • improve behaviour, concentration and resilience
  • develop positive and lasting relationships

This program runs at various times through the year.

Breaking the Cycle

A 6-week support and information group for parents experiencing issues of aggression and conflict with their adolescent children.
Topics covered include:

  • safety & self care
  • violence & adolescent development
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • dealing with anger
  • rebuilding relationships

This program runs once a year in partnership with Council's Youth Services.

For more information on all parenting programs, contact Council's Family Services on 9747 7200 or familyservices@melton.vic.gov.au

Other organisations that can help with parenting:

  • Child First - 1300 138 180
  • Melton Health's Adolescent and Young Adult Program - 8746 1100
  • Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service - 1800 44 5511