View the full program and book your place using the calendar below.

Bookings are essential for all sessions. For more information contact Clara Yip at clara.yip@boroondara.vic.gov.au or 9278 4439.

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Term 1

When: Tuesday 14 February - 14 March (five week program) 7pm - 9pm

What: Talking Teens: helping your kids cope in a chaotic world for parents and carers for children 12 – 18 years

Where: 360 Boroondara Youth Resource Centre, Level 1, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Bookings: Contact Helena, Anglicare Parentzone (03) 9735 6134, 0488 501 204 - Free of charge

Description:

  • Learn to talk to your teen so they will listen
  • Support them to cope in a chaotic world
  • Help them to problem solve and resolve conflict
  • Stay connected
  • Come along to these five sessions and share strategies, stories and take some time out for you!

When: Wednesday 1 March 7pm - 9pm

What: Being ready for kindergarten

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Boroondara Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Book your place - Free event

Description: Targeted at parents of children aged two years, this session addresses concerns about children who are struggling to keep up with older peers beginning three year old kindergarten through a panel of early childhood educators.


When: Wednesday 1 March - 29 March (five week program) 1pm - 3.30pm

What: Grandparents group

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Blackwood Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Contact Julia at Parentzone 9735 6190 or 0400 866 495 or email julia.russell@anglicarevic.org.au - Free of charge

Description:

  • Session 1: What does it mean to be a grandparent in today’s world?
  • Session 2: Self-care: How do you look after yourself?
  • Session 3: How do you manage your relationships with your children now they are parents? What does discipline look like now, compared to when you were parenting?
  • Session 4: Financial considerations: how do you help out while meeting your own financial needs?
  • Session 5: Resilience: How do you manage to offer support while maintaining your own mental and physical health?

When: Wednesday 22 March 7pm - 9pm

What: What kids really need from their dads

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Boroondara Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Book your place - Free event

Description: If you are a dad who wants to learn how to connect better with your children, establish boundaries that work and communicate more effectively, then this forum is for you.

Term 2

When: Tuesday 23 May - Tuesday 27 June (six week program) 7pm - 9.30pm

What: Tuning into kids: emotionally intelligent parenting

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Blackwood Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Contact Julia at Parentzone 9735 6190 or 0400 866 495 or email julia.russell@anglicarevic.org.au - Free of charge

Description: A six session parenting program for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 – 12 years. Tuning into Kids shows you how to help your child develop emotional intelligence.


When: Tuesday 2 May 7pm - 9pm

What: Transition to primary school

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Boroondara Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Book your place - $10pp

Description: Join Sally Ward from the Early Life Foundation for an informative session on supporting positive transitions to school.


When: Thursday 16 May

What: Having “the talk”

Where: 360 Boroondara Youth Resource Centre, Level 1, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

Bookings: Book your place - $10pp

Description: Athi Kokonis from Family Planning Victoria will help inform parents about how to talk to their children about relationships and sexuality.


When: Tuesday 20 June

What: Building children’s resilience in this risk averse world

Where: Camberwell Civic Precinct, Parkview Room, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Bookings: Book your place - $10pp

Description: Join Louise Dorrat to learn about encouraging children to take risks while ensuring their safety and how you can help your children learn the skills that build resilience so they can bounce back after life’s disappointments.