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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 GPs and Paediatritians can look at parent-led startegies to manage anxiety
  • 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 work with parents and families immediately in either becoming certified to train to parents or your daily work with children and families.

Our courses

From the Blog




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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