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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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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.




Let’s not make this school year one in which we add to children's anxious behaviour.

By Michael HawtonJanuary 18, 2021

A lot of people are experiencing an incredibly troubling time now in Victoria – more than ever before in their lives. Clearly life has changed, sadness and distress are now major emotions being experienced by families and children. It’s not just that people’s livelihoods are being affected but also their dreams are under threat.   It is important to remember that kids rely on us to keep things calm and to keep things in perspective. When you are reflecting on the effects of the pandemic with your children try and stick with the facts in your assessment of things.




Being the coach – Tips for setting yourself aside to help your child in distressing situations

By Michael HawtonFebruary 17, 2021

Being a parent is incredibly rewarding, but let’s face facts, sometimes it can be really hard.  Our heartstrings are often torn when we see our child experiencing a particularly stressful or upsetting situation. Help your child overcome childhood anxiety by learning to coach them in distressing situations.


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