Upcoming Events

Oct
26
Thu
10:00 am Wollongong Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Wollongong Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Wollongong Area Day will be held at St Mark’s West Wollongong on Thursday 26 October 2017 The topic for the day is “Forgiveness – What we all need and have but often find hard[...]
Nov
24
Fri
10:30 am Advent Service @ St Philip's
Advent Service @ St Philip's
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
You are invited to join us at this service. It will be a modified version of the 1662 Communion Service led by Reverend Janis Donohoo. St Philip’s Church Hill is at 3 York Street Sydney.[...]
Dec
1
Fri
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Dec 1 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on Friday 1 December in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of hand made items to sell on the stall would be very much appreciated. Funds raised will[...]

Parents

Families Equip - Parenting tools for all Seasons

The aim of our Families Equip Parenting Course is to encourage and support parents in their important role through education and discussion of family issues in a relaxed and friendly environment. The course is run by trained facilitators and has been designed for today's families in our Australian context. Watch the video clip here

The course was updated in 2014 by the original author, Mrs Kate Pearse. It takes into account how adults learn best and how groups operate to their maximum potential. With these two issues in mind, the program consists of discussion times, small group work, multimedia presentations, personal reflection time and various activities. This is presented in a non-threatening atmosphere and all facilitators have been trained by MU Sydney. The course is uniquely Australian but has the benefit of information and skills that are recognised worldwide within parenting organisations.

Course evaluations have shown that everyone attending has appreciated the course and gone away with enhanced parenting skills.

Families Equip_Logo_RGB_SMLIf you would like a Families Equip  course run in your parish, please contact Mrs Ann Cunningham.

If you would like to attend a course as a participant we can direct you to one being run in your local area.
Please contact Ann at  parenting@musydney.org.au.

Two stand-alone seminars are now also available.

  • Parenting Developing Brains - How to encourage healthy and positive brain connections in children and adolescents
  • Understanding Kids as presented at the Katoomba 2017 Next Gen conference

 Resources

Cyber Safety A5 brochure
A brochure with links to strategies which will help you manage your family's use of the internet.

Parenting Articles written by Sharon Kirk of  MU Armidale


Good Parenting and Grand Parenting
article by Judith Nichols for MU Australia

Parenting articles from Mothers' Union UK