Upcoming Events

10:00 am 2018 Seminar – I Fear, I Feel, I... @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
2018 Seminar – I Fear, I Feel, I... @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
2018 Seminar - I Fear, I Feel, I Hope @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
Living for God in a Stress Filled World Keynote Speaker – Dr Jenny Brown, Founder and director of The Family Systems Institute Australia and Author of Growing Yourself Up A Bible Talk will be given[...]


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


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