Parenting. Family. Marriage.

Helping You Raise Great Kids.

Family and Parenting is tough.  You want to get it right and we want to do the journey with you.

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family and Parenting kids tailrace centre

Kids Stuff Family Experiences

This is an interactive experience where the whole family come along to talk together about some of life’s crazy big questions.  Your family will leave equipped to continue the conversation at home!  Every show provides a tool to help you create spiritual habits with your kids that fit naturally into the family rhythms of mealtime, drive time, and bedtime. 

Good Friday:  Family Jam on the Tailrace Community Facebook Page 

Dates to be Confirmed due to Covid-9

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family and Parenting date night tailrace centre family
family and Parenting date night tailrace centre family

Date Night

The House Wins Every time.

No matter what your story is, couples need to date. Especially when children are involved. It’s important for both family and parenting. So we have created our Date Night events just for you.  We provide a 3 course meal and free child care. That means you get a whole evening to have adult conversations and fall more deeply in love with your partner.

* Due to COVID-19 we’ve had to pause all our date nights. But we will share dates as soon as possible

Parenting Podcast

Coming soon…

10 minutes once a week where we discuss family and parenting. Each week there will be a new parenting tip.  

See it on YouTube or on SoundCloud.

family and Parenting kids tailrace centre
family and Parenting kids tailrace centre

Parenting Courses

Coming soon… 

Hey Parents.  We think you are still your children’s greatest influencers and teachers.  That’s why we continually provide you with family and parenting conversations.

Send us an email at [email protected] if you’re interested in joining our parenting courses. 

Term 1:  Alpha Parenting

Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better. 

Over five weekly sessions (or ten shorter ones) you will discover practical tools to help you:

  • Build a strong family, centred on love
  • Meet your children’s needs
  • Set effective boundaries
  • Teach healthy relationships
  • Pass on the values you hold to be important

You will not be required to share anything about your family life that you would prefer not to.  Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small group discussions.

Term 2:  Alpha Teen

THE AIM OF THE PARENTING TEENAGERS COURSE IS TO EQUIP PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS OF TEENAGERS AGED 11-18 YEARS OLD WITH STRATEGIES TO BUILD A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WHILE GUIDING THEM INTO ADULTHOOD

The Parenting Teenagers Course is for every type of parenting situation, including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.

Over five sessions (or ten shorter ones) you will discover practical tools to help you:

  • Keep your long-term aim in mind
  • Meet your teenagers’ needs
  • Set effective boundaries
  • Help develop your teenagers’ emotional health
  • Pass on values and help them make good choices

You will not be required to share anything about your family life that you would prefer not to. Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small group discussions.

Term 3:  Phases

There are approximately 936 weeks from the time a child is born until that child grows up, graduates, and moves on to whatever’s next. But each week in the life of a child or teenager is unique. Kids are constantly changing. And yet, we believe there is immeasurable potential tucked away in these early years of a person’s life. That’s when we began the journey to reclaim the phrase, “It’s just a phase.” Rather than implying that each phase is a time we must simply endure, we wanted to suggest something different: every phase is a timeframe when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence a kid’s future. Come and have a conversation with us over 6 weeks about the phase your child is in.

Term 4:  Kids with Courage

Kids with Courage is a seven session program that aims to strengthen primary aged children (7-12) who are struggling with issues at school, at home or with peer relationships.

Feelings

The aim of this session is to assist the children to identify and express their feelings.

Boundaries

This session seeks to assist children with establishing protective behaviours, and gives them strategies for resisting peer group pressure.

Social Skills

This session aims to raise awareness of personal behaviour, to introduce problem-solving skills, and to provide modelling and practice of appropriate communication.

Grief and Loss

This session focuses on providing children with an opportunity to express feelings of grief and loss, and to develop strategies for dealing with grief and loss.

Anger

In this session children will recognise that anger is a natural response, and identify appropriate ways to express anger.

Fear and Worry

This session aims to develop awareness that fear and worry are normal emotions and to model, process and practice strategies that assist in minimising anxious, frightened feelings and behaviours.

Self-Esteem

The aim of this session is to promote healthy self-esteem and to convey to the children that everyone has value.