Parenting Ideas - Joy's Corner

Parenting Support Opportunities
Coburg Dads Group

Moreland has partnered with Dads Group Inc to get dads groups up throughout Moreland. Similar to traditional mothers groups, dads groups connect new dads and families in local communities so they can share their experiences, make new friends and enjoy healthier, happier lives.
For more information click HERE.







This is a friendly reminder of our FREE telephone based parenting education program is for parents, grandparents caring for their grandchildren and carers of children aged 2 to 12 years, living in Victoria.  Our aim is to increase access for all families including fathers, grandparents, kinship carers and rural families.  Participants will be provided with a workbook or online modules and will be  supported by weekly 30 minute phone calls from a trained Parent Educator over a 6 to 10 week period.  Appointments are available daytime and evenings. 


This service is funded by The Department of Health and Human Services. 





Coburg North Primary School is a Parenting Ideas School member so we have access to many articles that could help you. At the start of the school year it’s easy to overlook important matters. We don’t want you to miss knowing about the parenting articles they’ve written to share with you this year. Included below are some of their most popular articles.


Wellbeing tips for Primary school kids

What rules should you have around digital devices?

Getting to kids to school on time without yelling or whining or reminding!

Moving beyond 'What did you do at school today?'

Developing independence

Parenting priorities for 2017

Parenting and kids sport

Goodbye Primary School

Parenting the 'tween' years

The power of gratitude for a happier life

Preparing your child for High School

Helping children make a bright start to school

Managing christmas chaos as a sole parent

Getting the Screen time balance right

Understanding your child's anxious behaviour

Talking to kids makes them smart
Be careful who you take parenting advice from
Technology Holiday Guide for Parents








Amaze's new autism training events: book now


Amaze offers a variety of learning opportunities for the community. Our commitment is to offer accurate, helpful, cost-effective learning opportunities to suit all needs. We have six training events across three topics available for the public to book.

Check out the current news for Amaze.




*POSITIVE and PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for Educators and Parents from the Autism Spectrum Education Services.

They are committed to improving Learning and Social Success through positive behaviour support, effective communication and the use of visuals.

Here's the link for Newsletters from Autism Spectrum Education Services and check out the website for upcoming workshop: Introduction to Autism, Positive Strategies to support inclusion for children with Autism.



CyberParent is an interactive educational app that teaches Australian parents about the internet, an overview of popular apps and websites, and information on some of the potential dangers of the internet, such as issues of cyberbullying, privacy issues, or online grooming. 

The app also includes information on what strategies parents can use to promote safe internet use in their homes, and provides details of Australian organisations that can support them. 

Understanding that Australia is extremely diverse, CyberParent has been developed in 17 different languages! This includes English, Arabic, Chinese,  Dari, Dinka, Farsi, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Pashto, Spanish, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. 

CyberParent can be accessed on Android here: or on Apple here:


ABC and SBS have also published articles on CyberParent: 


Sue Larkey is unashamedly passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success.

Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. She is a highly qualified educator who has taught students with autism spectrum disorder in the mainstream and special schools. She combines practical experience with extensive research having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education.

Here are some strategies and tips to make a difference for the kids/teens you know with ASD.

What you can listen to now:

Episode 1: Introduction and Welcome 

Episode 2: Teen Years and Beyond - Tips, Strategies and Recommended Resources
Episode 3: Eye Contact vs Eye Gaze - What to teach, why to teach and how to teach
Episode 4: Social Scripts - Why use, How to use and Quick Tips to Create your own
Episode 5: Executive Functioning - What it is? Why it is important and How to Support.

Check out her podcasts here