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We equip you with the skills to teach parents to effectively manage common behavioural issues in children & youth

In your daily work, we know you play a vital role in helping parents that are at their wits’ end to develop important new skills to deal with their kids’ difficult behaviour. Your support makes a real difference in the lives of parents and families.

That’s why Parentshop is pleased to offer you quick and affordable supportive training courses that help you to meet PD requirements.

Parentshop trained practitioners are equipped with the skills to understand and teach:

  • How parents can manage conflict and behavioural issues
  • How parents can reduce stress in challenging situations
  • What happens when children and young people get upset
  • What parents can do to help them manage their emotions
  • How to help young people engage their ‘mental brakes’ and develop self-control and maturity.

The method-based learning is simple, practical, effective and easy to teach to parents and families immediately in either a series of community parent education groups or one-to-one clinical sessions.

Our training creates positive outcomes in your community

Research shows that young people who can control their impulses do better in social and academic situations.

Parentshop’s parent education programs are designed to promote and strengthen children, families and communities by providing health and community practitioners and families with an alternative approach to discipline. We focus on practical, effective, real-world solutions to common behaviour issues in young people.

Our programs are easy for parents to understand and implement for short and long-term benefit. They empower confidence in parents and help them to improve family bonds by better relating to their children. Over time, the impact of behavioural issues eases and parents can build a stronger family unit for the long term.

Your experts in behaviour management

Established in 2006, Parentshop is a market leader in training and resources for Child & Family Specialists and parents.

It offers easy, effective training solutions to manage children and young people’s difficult behaviour. Developed by teacher, author and psychologist Michael Hawton, Parentshop’s training courses have already been taught to over 12,500 teachers and professionals and 110,000 parents around Australia.

“At the heart of what we do is the ability to make a positive contribution to the lives of children and families.”


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