Families & Community

“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

Peggy O’Mara

The best educational outcomes can be achieved when schools and families work together. THRIVE aims to strengthen the relationship between home and school and support parents and carers on their parenting journey. Resources and special events are available for families to help integrate the principles of Positive Psychology at home. At each of the THRIVE schools there is a parent library, to see what is available visit our THRIVE library.

Upcoming events:

 

May 29th 2019

Connected but Alone: The impact of technology on our relationships

Presented by Sarah Roney
Positive Education Network Coordinator

 

July 30th 2019

Strength Switch: Strength Based Parenting

Presented by Dr Lea Waters
Psychologist • Author • Researcher • Professor • Speaker • President of IPPA

Resources

Family Peace Foundation

Provides information and resources to help parents create a peaceful and positive home environment for their children.

Parentline

Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families. Visit the website for more information or call 13 22 89.

Raising Children Network

Is an Australian parenting website that provides comprehensive, practical child health and parenting information and activities covering ch ildren aged 0-15 years.

Parent Hub

Provides relevant and up to date health and parenting information.

Family Relationships Online

The advice line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship Centres. The website offers access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.

Lifeline

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour counselling support and suicide prevention services that can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 or on their website.

beyondblue

Is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance-use disorders in Australia. If you need help you can contact 1300 22 4636 or visit the website to seek support.

Top tip:

The Family Peace Foundation recommends that just 8 min a day of uninterrupted time with your child every will help them to feel more listened to, valued, safer and happier.

Ideas:

  • Sit down with your child for at least 1 meal every day.
  • Read a book together before bed or tell a story of your own.
  • Ask open ended questions like ‘What was the best part of your day?’
  • For older kids, discuss a news item they might be interested in.
  • Do something together like taking the dog for a walk

For more information please see Family Peace Foundation