Parenting Programs and other useful resources
Narrabundah Early Childhood School (NECS) partners with Capital Region Community Services (CRCS) to offer families seamless access to a comprehensive array of quality programs and services in a safe and supportive environment. In partnership with CRCS the school offers families the opportunity to participate in Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) program or Tuning into Kids in Term 2 of each year. Please contact the school on 61423828 to register your interest in these programs.
Other useful programs, resources and websites include:
Parentline (Mon – Fri 9am -5pm) free telephone counselling service - 02 6287 3833
Parentlink - To shape and influence a child’s life is one of the most important things one can do. ParentLink aims to provide information based on the latest research and promote the importance of effective parenting practices.
Tuning into Kids - Online Program: AUD$99 online Australian program which cover Emotion Coaching in depth.
Emotion Coaching - The Heart of Parenting: USD$79 developed by John and Julie Gottman, again covers emotion coaching in more depth
Child and Family Centres: Tuggeranong, West Belconnen, Gungahlin. For parenting programs: Tuning into Kids, Circle of Security, Cool Little Kids. For parenting support and advice: Emotional and Behavioural Wellbeing Clinics.
Raising Children Network the Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.
Child and Youth Health website, where you’ll find a wealth of news and practical health information for parents, carers and young people.
Please see the ‘Where to get help” tab for more information regarding programs and services.
Useful books for supporting your child build emotional resilience:
- The Heart of Parenting. How to Raise and Emotionally Intelligent Child. By John Gottman with Joan DeClaire. (1997) Simon & Schuster, New York
- No Drama Discipline. The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. By Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson
- Raising a Secure Child. How Circle of Security Parenting Can Help You Nurture Your Child's Attachment, Emotional Resilience, and Freedom to Explore by Kent Hoffman, Bert Powell and Glen Cooper
- How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. (1980) Avon Books. New York
- Siblings Without Rivalry. Help your children to live together so you can live too. By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. (1987) Piccadilly Press, London
- Children are People Too. A Parent’s Guide To Young Children’s Behaviour. By Dr Louise Porter. (2005) South Australia