Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Wed
10:00 am Inner West Area Day @ St Thomas' Anglican Church Enfield
Inner West Area Day @ St Thomas' Anglican Church Enfield
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Inner West Area Day will be held at St Thomas’ Enfield on Wednesday 1 August 2018. Everyone is welcome. MU members are encouraged to invite their friends.
Aug
31
Fri
10:00 am Council Meeting 2018 @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
Council Meeting 2018 @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 9:30am in the Chapter House. MU Sydney Executive members will report on activities of MU Sydney during the year. All MU members are welcome to attend.
Sep
11
Tue
10:00 am Upper North Shore/Ryde Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Upper North Shore/Ryde Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am
The Upper North Shore/Ryde Area Day will be held at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Pennant Hills on Tuesday 11 September 2018. Everyone is welcome. MU members are encouraged to invite their friends.
Sep
18
Tue
10:00 am Liverpool Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Liverpool Area Day @ St Mark's Anglican Church
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Liverpool Area Day will be held at St Mark’s Anglican Church Sadleir on Tuesday 18 September 2018 Everyone is welcome. MU members are encouraged to invite their friends.
Sep
19
Wed
11:30 am Warringah Area Day @ St John's Dee Why
Warringah Area Day @ St John's Dee Why
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am
Warringah Area Day will be hosted by MU Dee Why Branch. Everyone is welcome. MU members are encouraged to invite their friends.
Nov
23
Fri
10:30 am Advent Service @ St Philip's
Advent Service @ St Philip's
Nov 23 @ 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 The Reverend Janis Donohoo. St Philip’s Church Hill is at 3 York Street[...]
Dec
7
Fri
7:30 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Square
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on Friday 7 December 2018 in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of hand made items to sell on the stall would be very much appreciated. Funds raised[...]

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