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Welcome to our parenting information hub! Being a parent can sometimes be challenging and if you are looking to increase your parenting skills or simply interested in some ideas and news on parenting issues, please check this page regularly. We will be sharing with you any relevant information that comes our way.

Whilst we will endeavour to represent a wide variety of viewpoints and areas of interest to parents, we acknowledge that every family is unique and not everything on this page may suit you or your particular circumstances. What is important, is the value of exposure to different schools of thought and to, hopefully,  initiate discussion. Some of the greatest learning you will find comes from shared experiences.

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Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is a wonderful resource provided by the Australian Federal Government which provides education and information about staying safe online.

The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline. It provides specfic information on cyberbullying and has far-reachng powers when it comes to removing inappropriate content from the internet.

Particularly of interest to parents is iParent, which teaches parents how to remain safe and secure in the digital environment.

Anglicare - offering great opportunities for parents

Anglicare Victoria provides support to 70,000 children, young people and families every year.

Through a range of diverse programs and services, they work towards strengthening families and communities so they can protect and nurture the children within them.

Although Anglicare are well known through services like foster care, emergency food and crisis accommodation, they also offer family and community support services such as financial counselling, parent education and group work.

Combined, their range of services alleviates immediate hardship while building skills and resilience to overcome future hurdles.

Anglicare offers some valuable workshops on parenting and child behaviour for parents & carers. There are currently oppotunities to attend locally in November and December and are FREE of charge.

Why not get some friends together and have a coffee afterwards? Fore full details, click here. 

To read Parentzone Term 2  2016 click here.

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Parentingideas with Michael Grose

The Patch School subscribes to Michael Grose's Parentingideas which is a website full of fantastic resources for families on effective parenting.

You may enjoy exploring Michael's website and we will be posting articles of interest that are accessible to subscribers only, as they become available.

You may also like to browse through the latest Parentingideas Magazine.