Parents + Carers
Being a parent is a universal experience for many people. While each child (and their family) is unique, there are many common themes.
Finding joy and thriving through Christmas and the school holidays
These tips will help you to connect with your family and kids whilst taking care of your own needs, through Christmas and the school holidays.
Parenting in Australia for parents from culturally diverse backgrounds
Parenting across different cultures is very common in Australia with about one in four parents born overseas. Parenting in Australia can be hard… As a parent, our cultural background shapes our...
Tips for parents with children who are transitioning to primary school
Starting school will inevitably bring up a range of emotions for parents, carers and children. As parents and carers, we can support our children to manage these emotions by: Being aware that...
Do you react or respond to your kids?
Reacting means that you meet your child’s emotionally-charged behaviour with your own emotionally-charged reply. They are yelling, so you enter the conversation by yelling. Responding, on the other...
Supporting your children after a traumatic event in your school or community
Parents and carers play a really important role in helping children cope after a traumatic event. Parents and carers can build resilience by remaining calm, speaking positively about the future and...
Supporting children post-separation
Separation is a stressful time for everyone, especially children. How children respond and adjust depends on: their age, their personality and temperament, family…
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Parenting in Australia can be hard… A growing number of grandparents are taking on the parental responsibility of raising their grandchildren. Also known as ‘kinship care’ this means that...
Survival tips for stressed parents
Parenting teenagers can be very challenging and the family home can seem like a battleground at times. Parents often feel like they are ‘walking on eggshells’ to try and keep the peace. To...
Parent Line counsellors can help parents and carers with:
- Baby and toddler care
- Support and ideas to have challenging conversations with children
- Ideas to improve self-care for parents and carers
- Strategies to support positive parent-child relationships
- Managing child care, school and other transitions
- Strategies to manage behaviours such as technology use and study issues
- Finding specialist supports for parents, carers and children no matter where you live in NSW
Parent Line is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 4pm to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We are closed on public holidays.
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