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At Parentshop, we provide specialised development training that delivers effective behavioural solutions for all ages. We guide and support professionals in education, psychology, social work and family support groups, so they can effect behaviour change within their own organisations, and for their clients. Specialised training courses and resources provided by Parentshop equip participants with the skills and tools they need to implement strategies to deal with difficult and challenging behaviour, anxiety and hold tough conversations with children, adolescents and adults. The latest research in behavioural sciences underpin our training solutions, yet they are practical and easy-to-implement – whether at home or in a workplace environment. Together we can make a real difference to the lives of everyone in our communities. We hope to see you at a Parentshop course soon.

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anxiety

school

lockdown

Surviving lockdown - helping your child talk about anxiety and returning to school

By Michael HawtonSeptember 30, 2021

Lockdowns in Melbourne, Sydney and some regional areas are coming to an end - representing a return to school for many thousands of children. Returning to school following a larger than normal break can be an additional stress for children. You can help your child make that adjustment by being a good listening ear and by helping them to get things in proportion.

Parenting

Smartphone

Five tips for parents to consider when purchasing a child’s first smartphone.

By Michael HawtonSeptember 14, 2021

The thing is that by giving a child a smartphone, we might be giving them something that is not in their best interests. The reality is that while a smartphones give children access to fun, photos and being connected, it also gives them access to the darker side of human behaviour on a World Wide Web.

anxiety

resilience

fears

Taming fears – a parent’s guide to helping kids overcome anxious feelings.

By Michael HawtonJuly 9, 2021

Watching a child react to a specific and persistent fear can be distressing for parents.  We want to help our kids get the most out of life and live confidently and without fear.  As parents, we can learn ways to help our children overcome their fears and manage their anxiety.

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