Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Fri
10:30 am Diocesan Festival Service 2017 @ St Andrew's Cathedral
Diocesan Festival Service 2017 @ St Andrew's Cathedral
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Members and friends are invited to attend this Service. The speaker at the service will be the MU Sydney President, Mrs Wendy Mayer. The service will be followed by lunch and the Diocesan AGM. The[...]
12:30 pm AGM @ Chapter House
AGM @ Chapter House
Mar 31 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
All Members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting to hear reports of the previous year and participate in plans for the coming year.
May
2
Tue
10:00 am St George/Sutherland Area Day @ Christ Church Mortdale
St George/Sutherland Area Day @ Christ Church Mortdale
May 2 @ 10:00 am
St George/Sutherland Area Day will be hosted by the Peakhurst-Mortdale MU Branch. Topic for the day is “Forgiveness – The Big Issue”
May
10
Wed
10:00 am Southern Highlands Area Day @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
Southern Highlands Area Day @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm
More details to come.
May
12
Fri
9:30 am Sewing Day, Hospital Visiting @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
Sewing Day, Hospital Visiting @ St Stephen's Anglican Church
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
A sewing day has been organised to prepare items for delivery to maternity hospitals. We need as many people to help as possible, please come between 9:30am to 3:00pm as you are available. If you[...]
Jun
2
Fri
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on 2nd June 2017 in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of items that can be purchased by our customers as Christmas gifts would be very much appreciated.[...]
Jun
9
Fri
10:00 am Packing Day, Hospital Visiting @ Talbot Room, Level 2 St Andrew's House
Packing Day, Hospital Visiting @ Talbot Room, Level 2 St Andrew's House
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Hospital Visiting Packing Day will be held in the Talbot Room Level 2 St Andrew’s House. If you are able to assist on the day please contact the MU Sydney Office on 8030 8970.[...]

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