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Child & family specialists

We equip you with the skills to work with and teach parents to effectively manage common behavioural issues in children and 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 reduce stress in challenging situations
  • How parents can manage conflict and behavioural issues
  • What happens when children and young people get upset
  • What parents can do to help them manage their emotions
  • How to manage and reduce anxiety and build resilience in children
  • How parents and professionals can work with teenagers in difficult times
  • How professionals in the child protection system can have effective tough conversations.

The method-based learning is simple, practical, effective and easy to work with parents and families immediately in either becoming certified to train to parents or your daily work with children and families.

Three reasons why the significant adults in a child’s life won’t intervene in a child’s anxiety.

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Building Sustainable Change: The Keys to Effective School-Based Projects

By Parentshop StaffNovember 13, 2023

What makes a change project effective and sustainable? Behind our whole-school community change projects The Anxiety Project and Resilience in Our Teens are proven strategies to ensure sustainable change toward new habits that reduce anxiety.

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Anxiety Coach

Childhood anxiety

Child and family specialists

The Language of Support: Communicating Effectively with Anxious Children

By Parentshop Staff

Childhood anxiety has steadily been increasing in recent years. One of the most effective treatments for it is of effective communication between children and the significant adults in their life. The Anxiety Coach course recognises this crucial aspect and equips professionals with valuable insights into the language of support and how to guide parents in implementing these strategies.

7 Steps for helping your anxious child return to school.




7 Steps for helping your anxious child return to school.

By Michael Hawton

Addressing absenteeism is a significant concern for parents and educators. It is often tied to children's anxious reluctance to attend school regularly. Michael Hawton, a psychologist and Director at Parentshop, offers a practical, step-by-step guide to help parents chart a course for their child's return to school. Read the article now.


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