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Supporting parent wellbeing

Supporting parent wellbeing

Supporting your own wellbeing is very important. Our Student Care and Wellbeing Team is available for phone consultations during this time via phone or email. Please call us for questions about applying loving on purpose tools or responsible thinking tools whilst supporting your student at home.

Life Academy

Many of the tools and communication techniques that underpin the Parklands Culture of Care are because as a college we seek to Love our Students on Purpose. Currently 1 in 3 families has completed the Loving Our Kids on Purpose course here on site (and many more have borrowed the resources from the library or attended the conference in 2018).’

Danny Silk and the team at Life Academy have made their online courses available to anyone and they have a range of great topics. Each course starts at US$75 however once you are signed up there are heaps of great deals that are offered. You can also find blogs, podcasts and more at Loving on Purpose for free.

Courses available include:

  • the NEW updated LoKoP course by Brittney Serpell (Danny’s daughter talking about parenting children and teens of her own in this new technology era)
  • developing a leadership culture – great for business leadership
  • People helping people – for any of us who support our friends or the community this is a great course on how not to ‘over care’ and have good boundaries
  • Parenting sexuality – there are a lot of places your child can hear about sex, let them hear it from you.
  • Successful confrontation – tools to break out of painful cycles, meet needs effectively and establish deeper levels of comfort and connection in your relationships.
  • Priority of connection – tools for helping the children in your life to live powerfully and responsibly
  • Defining the relationship – a 10 step journey to build a foundation for a powerful healthy marriage
  • And more…

Parent Services

These websites are designed to provide parents with information about issues relating to young people, technology, and general parenting support.

Reach Out – http://ie.reachout.com/parents/
Information for parents relating to teenage issues, mental health and support strategies. Check out the common concerns including depression, getting help, family conflict and anxiety.

Parent Line – http://www.parentline.com.au/
Online or Phone support related to parenting and relationships

Family and Child Connect – http://www.familychildconnect.org.au/index.asp Ph 133264
Family and child connect is a free service to help you with the challenges of parenthood. Services include assistance with child behaviour, relationship development, stopping violence at home, budgeting, addiction, housing and health care. Phone and in person support available.

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health

Also there are a range of online services and information with tips for children and teens to help support them reduce stress and increase their wellbeing.

Reach Out: 10 ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus
This site includes ways to stay active using online services, mindful meditation apps, information about how to connect with someone you trust using online services, making healthy meals, declutter tips, a list of relaxing videos and so much more.

Australian Psychological Society: maintaining positive mental health

Wellbeing Apps


Some great books to read whilst you are at home

  • Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk
  • Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk
  • Business of Honor by Bob Hasson
  • Raising Boys/girls by Steve Biddulph
  • Love Languages by Gary Chapman