Wellbeing and your child

Discover tips and strategies for how you can build your child’s wellbeing.

Parents play a central role in laying the foundations for the wellbeing of their children. Helping your child grow and develop their emotional, social and physical skills can be exciting and sometimes challenging. This article explores some of the factors that make up wellbeing and how you can use simple strategies to ensure your child feels safe, secure and connected to others so that they are in the best possible position to learn and succeed.

I want to do everything I can to make sure my child is happy at school, makes positive friendships and achieves his best. Families and schools working together just makes sense!

Surinda (Parent)

Understanding key transitions

Support your child to manage key transitions to build their social and emotional skills and academic outcomes.

Parents are keenly aware of the many key milestones in their child’s growth and development. Once they start school, children and young people will move through several transition stages and these can impact their wellbeing and success in learning and in later life. This article explores the important role parents have in helping children successfully tackle the big steps in their lives.

My kids are growing up so fast – I can’t believe how much they’ve changed in just a few years. It’s hard keeping up with them and helping them deal with everything that’s going on for them.

Kelly (Parent)

Sensitive topics

Find communication strategies to help you navigate sensitive topics with your child.

Ever had your child ask you something about a difficult or sensitive topic? Talking about sensitive issues isn’t always easy and you might even feel uncomfortable, but parents know that their children look to them for honesty and openness.  This article provide some tips for communicating about sensitive topics with your child that so that the trusting bond you have created with them is strengthened.

My kid’s really curious and asks me questions all the time, about everything! I know it’s important to be honest but I want to be sure I’m giving her information she’s ready for, and not complicating things.

Kirsty (Parent)