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Raising a child is both highly rewarding and highly challenging. Don't worry, everyone can do with some parenting help. Family Life's services offer clear parental guidance.

Parents

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Build your confidence as a parent with Family Life

Becoming a parent is a highly rewarding experience, but this doesn’t make it any less difficult. Everyone needs parenting help at sometime.

Whether you’re struggling to talk meaningfully to your child or you’re a young mum struggling with parenting, Family Life’s services can help parents with a variety of challenges.

Services for all family types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. To make sure we can help all those who need it, we offer a range of options. From parenting advice to family counselling, we offer a number of parent support services.

We can assist you if you’re:

  • Married or in a de facto relationship
  • The carer or parent of children
  • Separated or in the process of separating
  • A young parent
  • A first time parent
  • In a blended family

Follow the links below to find out more about the specific services we offer.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

Communication is the basis of a healthy relationship between you and your child. If this isn’t working for you, attend Family Life’s workshop on communicating with your adolescent.

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Parents and Babies Support Group

Becoming a parent can cut you off from friends and family. Our Community Bubs program can help you become a better parent while getting you more involved in your community.

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Couples Counselling

If you're married, or in a defacto relationship, and need a helping hand, Family Life can assist you. We offer couples counselling, where you and your partner can discuss and work

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Post Separation Parenting

Separation affects both you and your children in a number of ways. With our workshop, you’ll learn everything from co-parenting to effective communication with your child.

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Successful Blended Families

Blended families present a number of unique challenges to both parents and children. Family Life’s workshops can help you handle co-parenting, and better connect with your stepchildren.

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Young Mums

Are you struggling with the responsibilities of a young parent? Whether you need parenting skills support, or someone to talk to, we can help.

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Dads in Focus

Is your use of violence hurting your family? Changing your behaviour is the first step towards ending family violence. Family Life offers a safe, non-judgemental space for you to overcome your personal issues.

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Parenting Anxious and Sensitive Children

It can be hard watching a child grow up as a worrier. Learn how to support anxious or sensitive children to grow into resilient, confident adults.

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