COVID-19 Downtime Support

We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

The Northern Centre are continuing to deliver our services to the community.

If you need support, please call 9334 0111 or email intake@thenortherncentre.org.au or visit The Northern Centre - Individual Support Request

We have recommenced face-to-face services in combination with ZOOM and/or phone, as have some of our collocated partners.

Please do not hesitate to make contact at any time Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Parenting Toolbox

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Welcome to our Parenting Toolbox.

Parenting is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, however it can be extremely challenging as well.

Our toolbox aims to provide you with regular tips, tools and strategies to help support you in building strong, healthy connections with your child.

To complement the wealth of education you can receive through our parenting programs and events, we will be developing the parenting toolbox to include informational videos, articles, research and tutorials.

As part of our commitment to provide our community with family support services, we welcome your feedback on any topics or resources you would find beneficial.

Plus check out our monthly Coping with COVID-19 Newsletters.
 

Feeling overwhelmed by parenting?

When we are feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated, or overwhelmed at being a parent, our minds tend to latch on to all the negatives that are plentiful in our lives. We may start to catastrophize and view small hiccups as major disasters, whilst bigger challenges begin...

New School Year – Time to check in?

The school year is well underway and for some young people it was probably a smooth transition back into the school year, with the return of routine and predictability of a school schedule. For others however, it may have been a little rockier and they...

Mindfulness Parenting

As parents, we often know how we would like to respond to the challenges that arise when caring for our child, however, in the heat of the moment we tend to respond in a different way. Raising a child can be a richly rewarding and fulfilling...

Christmas crafts for the family

Christmas Play Dough What you need: 2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 cup salt 2 cups boiling water (add slowly until enough) 2 tablespoons of tartar Food colouring Method: Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl Add...

Tips to improve your child’s behaviour

Most parents ask the question how they can learn better parenting skills that in turn brings out the best in their child. The following are some tips on how to bring some more order in your home. Use consistent discipline techniques Your child needs to understand...

Helping your child through grief

Death is a common theme in television, however experiencing grief firsthand can be confusing and difficult for kids. How they deal with loss also depends on how close they were to the person and what support they receive. As a parent you want to protect your...

Tips on motivating your child

Convincing your child to do things they don't want to do can be challenging. And making them stop doing the things you don't want them to do can be even trickier. Some kids are self-motivated, whilst others usually need a little push. If you’re looking for...

Communicating with your child at home

It is very important that you speak, read and write with your child in your native language. You are your child’s first and most important educator. Your child will benefit most from learning from you in the language you know best. Here are some ways you...

How to get your child to help around the home

Being clean does not come naturally to children. Helping to clean up around the home, being part of the family team, is a behaviour that can be taught. Make a game of cleaning up. Write jobs on pieces of paper and put into a hat....

Why is my child perfectly behaved for everyone else but me

Many of us have learned social manners – to say “Please”, “Thank you”, “Sorry”. This is learned behaviour which we teach our children. As parents we role-model many behaviours, which our children learn within the home environment. The home is a place where children feel...