Our parenting courses help you to meet and hear from parents going through experiences similar to yours. They are a great way to learn, grow and tackle some of the challenging things that you face as a parent, or in your family life.

For an overview of the current Seminars and Groups we are running ONLINE click here.

Who runs them?

Our parenting courses are run by parent educators. Experienced facilitators with years of expertise in helping parents manage the ups and downs of raising children, they have varied professional backgrounds. From psychology to social work, to counselling and early childhood qualifications, our facilitators are supportive and non-judgemental. Trained to help people apply evidence based strategies that are known to work for the unique aspects of each individual family, our parent educators believe that people can build on their strengths and aim for good enough parenting, not perfect parenting!

drummond street services Parenting Framework

If you are a professional interested in learning more about our parenting framework, click here to download it.

HEALTH ALERT! – Your health is important to us.

Please be aware that due to the current global pandemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that drummond street services is still here for you. Our support, counselling, case work and parenting support have moved to online or telephone sessions and our group and/or seminar have also changed to an online platform.  Please note we are working really hard to transition many of our groups and seminars to online platforms.  If you can not find the course or group you are after please contact us to let us know.

Staying at home is the best way to minimise the spread of the virus, meaning we will come to you via digital platforms, for now. If you are unwell please let us know and seek medical attention and for more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please check out the most updated information on the DHHS website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19 or call the hotline on 1800 675 398.

Parenting During COVID-19

It’s been a difficult time … and we don’t know when it will end, so it’s a good idea to get some support along the way. These sessions are 45 minutes in duration and we use ZOOM as the platform.

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Zen Bubs

A fun mix of baby massage and baby yoga. Suitable for parents/grandparents/carers and bubs up to 12 months.

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Navigating the Return to School for Primary School Children – Couch Chat

Has your child been feeling anxious about returning to school? Are you worried about how your child is coping? In this webinar, we will explore how parents can support their child’s return to primary school and address the anxieties they may be experiencing.

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Parenting Young People Through All The Ups and Downs

Stay connected to your teenagers. Help them develop better coping strategies. Give rewards, set limits and apply consequences in your home (not easy, but is doable). Help them manage mental health issues and other problems they may encounter.

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Ready, Steady, … Family! – Funky Bubs

Super fun music sessions for newborns to 12 months and their parents/carers.

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Stepfamilies Couch Chats

These one hour sessions will support couples to explore ways to connect with their partner and the kids in their stepfamily during the current global pandemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Family Connections Couch Chats

Do you want to connect better, or in different ways, with your children? Are you finding being home as a family 24/7 a challenge?

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Stress Management for Mums (One-Off)

This Stress Management is a one-off online seminar (a little different to our more in-depth 4-week group).

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Couples with Babies 0–1

Would you like some support and guidance on managing this challenging time? Book in for our Dads groups running on ZOOM – they are FREE!

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Managing Pre Schoolers in Lockdown

Would you like some support and guidance on managing this challenging time? Book in for our Dads groups running on ZOOM – they are FREE!

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New Dads – Ready, Steady … Family!

Would you like some support and guidance on managing this challenging time? Book in for our Dads groups running on ZOOM – they are FREE!

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Stress Management for Mums – Ready, Steady … Family!

A FREE seminar full of tips and information on understanding why we can become stressed and how to manage it.

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Ready Steady… Family! – Newborn Hacks

How to survive the first 3 months! Come along to our 75 minute seminar for tips on life with a newborn.

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Ready Steady… Family! – Real Talk

A plain language childbirth education class for people from all cultures.

 

THIS IS A ZOOM GROUP

 

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Screentime

Do you find yourself having conflict with your children over screen time? Is it hard to know how to set boundaries that will stick with children? Learn how to navigate children and technology.

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Dad’s Group

For dads with children aged 0-3. Come along and learn some tips for parenting well, what stage they are at, how to cooperate and work together with your partner (if you have one), how to stay sane in the early years!

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Hullaballoo Music for under 5s

Lots of fun! This is a jumping singing fun filled session for Mums and Dads and kids under 5. Presented by Musician Amanda Testro.

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Managing Behaviours in under 5’s

A  Seminar/Workshop where you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn strategies, share stories and gain support for your children under 5.

 

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Parenting Toddlers

A 90 minute seminar full of tips and tools for managing toddlers 18 months to 4 years of age!

 

 

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Parenting children who worry- Seminar and/or 4 week Group

This 90 minute seminar is perfect for parents and carers of children who are a little bit too concerned about everyday life.

 

 

 

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