Parent Links

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Parent Link

ParentLink is designed to increase parents' confidence and skills by supporting and linking them with a network of information, ideas and community services.

Parenting guides:

Children and young people working (PDF 147.1 KB)
Eating disorders (PDF 133.2 KB)
Living with teens (PDF 136.3 KB)
Teenagers and career choices (PDF 251.9 KB)
Discipline (teens) (PDF 114.3 KB)
Peer pressure (PDF 134.9 KB)
Running away (PDF 142.0 KB)
Talking sex with young people (PDF 139.6 KB)
Teenage depression (PDF 143.8 KB)
Young people and drugs (PDF 157.9 KB)
Young people and parties (PDF 146.8 KB)
Young people who are gay or lesbian (PDF 137.2 KB)

Andrew Fuller's Advice for Parents

As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. Andrew Fuller website also offers a range of resources which are useful to parents of adolescents.

How to build confidence (PDF 69.8 KB)
How to Increase your Marks (PDF 50.2 KB)
How to Increase your Motivation (PDF 85.6 KB)
Andrew's Ten Resilience Hints (PDF 41.8 KB)
Cyber Relationships (PDF 89.6 KB)
Don't Waste Your Breath (PDF 674.1 KB)
Handy Hints for Improving Learning (PDF 48.5 KB)
Hearts and Minds (PDF 1.3 MB)
Helicopter Parents (PDF 103.0 KB)
Set Yourself Up (PDF 63.9 KB)
Ideal Day (PDF 73.4 KB)
The Adolescent Brain (PDF 674.1 KB)
Valuing Boys, Valuing Girls (PDF 90.5 KB)

Headspace

Headspace (National youth mental health foundation) is a fantastic resource for parents. For more information check out their website or contact headspace ACT using the information below.

Headspace ACT

University of Canberra, Faculty of Health
Building 12, Level B, Room 40
Bruce, ACT 2601

Phone: (02) 6201 5343
Fax: (02) 6201 5666

Opening Hours

Mon 10-5, Tues 10-7, Wed 1-5, Thurs 10-7, Fri 10-5

Email: headspaceACT@canberra.edu.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/headspaceCanberra
Website: Headspace - http://www.headspace.org.au/

Think You Know

ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools in the ACT, NSW and Victoria using a network of accredited trainers.

Created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Microsoft Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

If you would like to find out more, click on the link below which will take you to the website.

ThinkUKnow - www.thinkuknow.org.au/site