Parenting Courses & Services

Our Term 2, 2024 Program

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South West Metropolitan Parenting Service

Professional Development

Children’s Week 2023 Podcast

Children’s Week 2023:Playtime Video Series with Belynda

Meerilinga Parenting Services help mums, dads, new parents, single parents, and caregivers to increase their capacity in developing parenting skills, accessing resources and building on a support network. We partner with the City of Cockburn and Kwinana Early Years Service to support families in local communities, so they can develop strong social connections through building positive relationships.

Download the Term 4, 2023 Program

We offer a wide range of courses to suit every parent and carer needs:

Evidence informed one off workshops (2 hours)

These short, one-off workshops are great in breaking down topics into a bite-sized, engaging, educational sessions:

  • Ready for School – get school off to a great start
  • Thriving Together – strategies to manage stress that will help families thrive
  • Tweens, Teens and Screens – practical tips for setting limits
  • Wellbeing for Mums and Dads – simple tools to help parents find more balance and connection
From Tuning Into Kids

Tuning Into Kids is an Australian, evidence based, emotion coaching program that supports parent and child to build emotional intelligence. Tuning into Kids courses we deliver include:

  • Tuning Into Kids (6 weeks)
  • Dads Tuning Into Kids (6 weeks)
  • Tuning Into Teens (6 weeks)
From Circle of Security International

Circle of Security is an early intervention workshop for parents and carers that concentrates on the relationships which give children emotional support. Our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem

Circle of Security courses we deliver include:

  • Circle of Security Parenting (8 weeks)
  • Circle of Security Parenting (2 hours) – an introduction to the Circle of Security Parenting approach
  • Circle of Security Parenting Reconnect (2 hours) – revisiting the Circle of Security Parenting approach
From the Australian Childhood Foundation

This parenting program encourages parents and carers to become more reflective and mindful in their parenting approach such as:

  • the origins of parenting styles
  • identifying important messages to convey to children and how to achieve this
  • brain development in children and its influences on thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • understanding the meaning of children’s behaviour
  • Ways for parents to take care of themselves and to find support when they need it.

Australian Childhood Foundation courses we deliver include:

  • Bringing Up Great Kids (6 weeks)
  • Bringing Up Great Kids in the First 1000 Days (5 weeks)
From Hand in Hand Parenting

The Hand in Hand Parenting approach, Parenting by Connection, helps families build a stronger parent-child connection. Parents are provided with tools that allow children to flourish and support parents to become confident leaders in their families and communities.

Hand in Hand Parenting courses we deliver include:

  • Parenting by Connection Starter Class (6 weeks)
  • Understanding Tears and Tantrums (3 weeks)
  • Build Your Bond (3 weeks)
  • New Mums and Dads (3 weeks)
  • Setting Limits (3 weeks)
  • Building Sibling Bonds (4 weeks)
  • Parent Refresh (4 weeks)
  • One off workshops (2 hours) including:
    • Building Parent Confidence
    • Building Resilience
    • Chaos to Cooperation
    • Children and Anxiety
    • Dads Make a Difference
    • Getting School Started Well
    • Help with Holiday Meltdowns
    • Let’s Talk About Sleep
    • New Parents
    • Playful Parenting
    • Potty Time
    • Setting Limits
    • Sweeter Sibling Connections
    • Toddlers and Tantrums
    • Tweens and Teens
    Workshops for Professionals

    Workshops can also be tailored for professionals working with families including those in health, education, early education and care, and more.

    For more information:

    Meerilinga Parenting Service – (08) 9331 2211