Bringing Up Great Kids – The Early Years
The ‘Bringing Up Great Kids in the Early Years’ Parenting Program is a group program developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation for a range of parents of children 0 – 6 years, including those who might be considered ‘vulnerable’ or ‘at risk’.
The program uses ideas of mindfulness and reflection to support parents to review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children, to promote more respectful interactions and encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity.
Bringing Up Great Kids – The First 1000 Days
The first 1,000 days of life – the time spanning roughly between conception and a child’s second birthday – is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established.
The parenting style experienced in the first 1000 days is critical to the way a child can experience attachment and has an impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes for the child in later life. Research on the importance of the first 1000 days identifies a warm, responsive, mindful, reflective and supportive parenting style as providing the best outcome of children’s overall development while the children are young and impacts positively on their later life skills and health.
The Bringing Up Great Kids in the first 1000 days program has been designed to nurture parents as they embark on their journey supporting their children.
Bringing Up Great Kids – Family Violence
This is a mindful and reflective program that provides support to women to reclaim their confidence with parenting.
Often, women and children who have experienced family violence can become disconnected from family and community as a result. It offers parents the opportunity to find connection, solidarity and a sense of safety by connecting with facilitators and other participants who have similar experiences.