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Parenting Programs

Gateway's parenting programs offer a safe and supportive environment where you can share and learn new skills. Parenting programs help you gain confidence, feel less isolated and find solutions to parenting challenges.

Our programs are run by trained facilitators, who provide information, create discussion and teach new skills. They provide a positive, practical approach that builds on strengths within yourself and your relationships.   

Our parenting programs are offered FREE to residents of the Penrith and Blue Mountains LGAs.  

Enquiries and registrations: Call 4720 6500 or email groups@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au

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Circle of Security Parenting

7 week program for parents and carers of children 0-5 years. Parents will learn how to identify their children’s emotional needs and respond to their behaviours in ways which result in greater resilience, better relationships, improved self-esteem and enhanced school readiness..

CIRCLE OF SECURITY PARENTING FACT SHEET

No Scaredy Cats

3 week program for parents and carers of children  2-12 years. Parents and carers will learn three fundamental perspectives to understand how anxiety develops, how to offset its progress and take practical steps to build resilience.

NO SCAREDY CATS FACT SHEET

Tuning In To Kids

5 week program that shows you how to help your child develop emotional intelligence where you learn how to help your child manage their emotions by learning how to calm down when upset or angry, making and keeping friends and better concentration at school for children 2-8 yrs.

TUNING IN TO KIDS FACT SHEET                        

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1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching

3 week program explores a down-to-earth, child-friendly and effective discipline approach that encourages good behaviour for children 2-12 yrs.

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Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) 

Relationship and reflective practices are the heart of this program.  Parents and carers of 0-12 year olds have the opportunity to identify the important messages they want to convey to their children and understand the messages that children communicate to their parents and carers.  Parents and carers aim to discover how to overcome some of the obstacles that are getting in the way of being the kind of parent or carer they would like to be.  Five 2 hour sessions

BRINGING UP GREAT KIDS FACT SHEET

BUGK in the First 1000 Days

6 week program for expectant and new parents to begin their parenting journey whilst exploring brain development during foetus growth and its influence on children's thoughts and feelings.  Suitable for parents of 0-2 year olds.

     

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Gateway encourages, supports & respects diversity in families & communities. Our doors are open to everyone.
We acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work and we pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.

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