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Parenting by Connection

Make the Connection.

Raising children can be difficult. How they react to situations and emotions can be unpredictable and challenging. Learning the triggers for your child’s behaviours, and strategies for dealing with them, can significantly improve the bond between you and your child. They’ll be happier, you’ll be happier, and life will be just that little bit easier.

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  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Bi-Polar
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Obessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Disability
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Tuberous Sclerosis CompleX
  • Williams Syndrome

As every child is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, and so it is with Parenting by Connection. Each workshop is tailored to meet the needs of those who attend, but the general goals of the sessions are:

  • Understand how to improve your child’s emotions and behaviours
  • Improve your confidence in supporting your child’s behavioural needs
  • Build strong bonds with other parents and carers of children of the same diagnosis, as well as within your family and community.


What is Parenting by Connection?

Parenting by Connection is a 6-week course created specifically for parents and carers who want to improve their understanding of their child’s emotions and behaviours.

Who is it for?

Parenting by Connection is most beneficial for parents and carers of children aged 12 and under. You are welcome to bring up to 2 parents/carers from your child’s life to learn the skills and build consistency in your care. The course is not suitable for children to attend.

How long does the program run for?

The workshops take place during school terms, meeting once a week for 6 weeks for 2 hours per session at a Rocky Bay hub.

What funding is available?

You can use your NDIS funds for this workshop if you, or the person you care for has the item ‘Training for Carers’ in their NDIS plan. If you are already accessing Block Funds through Rocky Bay, these funds can be used for the workshop.


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