Parenting courses for parents of toddlers through to teenagers

Georges River Life Care offers a range of parenting courses for parents and carers. In these current circumstances of COVID-19 our courses are being offered online via zoom. Please see below for our current schedule or Contact us for more information.

We have been developing some Parenting Resources  – the first is a podcast titled Talking to Children During Uncertain Times, is now available. Please click here to access the podcast.  Please follow us on Facebook for new episodes @georgesriverlifecare as they are released.


For parents and carers with teenagers and children over 10 years

This 3 week course provides parents and carers with easy-to-use techniques to:

  • Enlist adolescents to manage their own behaviour problems and emotional reactions
  • Build their relationship with their teenager, and
  • Deal with unacceptable behaviour while maintaining reasonable expectations of their adolescent

Parents will walk away with a new understanding of adolescents and a renewed sense of confidence about the role they can play in their teenagers’ lives, without conversations morphing into arguments.

Course Dates for 2020

Cost: $45 (includes manual) subsidy available for suitable applicants



123 magic is a three session program aimed at parents with children 0-12yrs old.

The course is designed to assist parents to manage their child’s difficult behaviour such as tantrums, yelling, fighting and arguing. You will also learn practical skills to develop your child’s positive behaviour and help make parenting an enjoyable experience.

Course Dates for 2020

Cost: $45 (includes manual) subsidy available for suitable applicants



An early intervention program for parents and children.

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Circle of Security assists parents and caregivers to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to ‘read’ their needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
  • Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.




Overcoming Anxiety in Children

The No Scaredy Cats™ 3 week course is based on three underlying principles: first, by having an understanding of how anxiety develops parents can counter its progress, second, parents can take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems, third, there are practical steps parents can take to build resilience.

The course provides opportunity for a greater understanding of the problem of increasing levels of anxiety in children and some strategies to assist reducing anxiety and building resilience in children aged 2-12years. 

Course Dates 

Cost: $45 (includes manual) subsidy available for suitable applicants


Georges River Life Centre
23 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210


p. 02 9153 6300
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