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

Council runs several parenting programs in partnerships.

1,2,3 Magic and Emotion Coaching

Melton City Council Family Services runs the 1,2,3 Magic Program at Botanica Springs Community room in Melton.

The 1,2,3 Magic program aims to teach parents how to deal with their children's difficult behaviour by using an easy to learn and easy to use signalling system. It supports parents to:

  • handle challenging and testing behaviours
  • choose a strategy using the three choice model
  • use emotion coaching to encourage good behaviour.

This program is FREE and is suitable for parents with children aged from 2-12 years.

For more information and bookings, please contact Helen Groat on 9747 7200 or via email:

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.

For more information on all parenting programs, contact our Family Services on 9747 7200 or via email:

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