“I don’t feel as close
to my child anymore”

Raising children can be one of the most challenging – and rewarding – responsibilities in life. While you want the best for your child, parenting/caring can often be frustrating and confusing:

  • Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your role as a parent/carer?

  • Do you find yourself yelling more often than laughing with your child?

  • Do you find yourself saying the same things over and over, with no results?

  • Would you like to feel closer to your child?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, our special Child Parent Relationship Training program can help. We will work with you to:

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  • Regain control as a parent/carer

  • Help your child develop self-control

  • Effectively discipline and limit inappropriate behaviour

  • Understand your child’s emotional needs and communicate more effectively

Our experienced Counsellor will guide you through the process and you will benefit from the peer support of the group. You will learn new skills that will make a difference in your and your child’s life. You will notice an improvement in the relationship with your child.

This free program is for parents/carers with children aged 3-10 years and will run once a week for 2 hours for 10 weeks.

For more information, please call Client Services on 9416 4444 or email clientservices@holyoake.org.au

“This program has made me
a better mother”

I hadn’t been travelling very well as a mother and individual. I felt so overwhelmed, isolated and unsure of what to do.

My sons who were 3 years and 4 years old had eating problems, behaviour issues, speech delays, and hadn’t crossed the usual milestones.

My youngest was over a year behind in his speech and language as a result of a severe ear infection that went undiagnosed for 8 months. He required extensive medical treatment and ongoing therapy.

I was very depressed and almost felt like giving up.

This is when I started attending Holyoake’s Child Parent Relationship Training program. It was exactly what I needed as it was an area of parenting and child relationship development that I knew very little about.

The weekly sessions, role plays and connecting with other mothers was very helpful. As I started practicing what I learnt, I began to notice my son connect with me more. Earlier he would never hug me, but now he runs up to me every morning, jumps up and gives me the biggest hugs.

My husband noticed a massive change in him and his confidence. His child care educators started to mention just how much his behaviour had improved.

I know this has been the result of the one-on-one special play time I learnt from the program. It has honestly given me another chance and made me a stronger person and a better mother.

I can’t thank the Counsellor enough. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, compassion and understanding made the program a pleasure to attend. I hope other parents and care givers benefit from this program as well.