KARI’s parenting programs bring local parents together to share skills, stories and help strengthen the bond between parent and child in a culturally supportive environment. Our team are facilitator trained to deliver a wide range of programs and at times connect with key partners to offer the following parenting programs:

Circle of Security

Circle of Security focuses on developing strong parental relationships to offer children emotional support. While most parents recognise when children need help to manage their behaviour, the idea that children may need help understanding their feelings is new to many. When children feel overwhelmed, this early intervention program teaches parents how to help them cope with strong feelings, since they’re often too young to manage alone.

Bringing Up Great Kids

This five-week course provides parents with an opportunity to reflect on influences on parenting styles. It looks at ways of enhancing communication and positive interactions with their children. Topics include messages from our past; the child brain; lessons from our children’s behaviour; and responding effectively to children.

Tuning Into Kids

This 5-week course will help parents of pre-school and primary aged children learn about emotionally intelligent parenting. Topics include identifying and understanding emotions, using emotions during interactions, using emotional awareness to guide problem solving and dealing with frustrations.

Tuning Into Teens

This five-week course will help parents of tweens and teens to understand adolescence, be better at talking with your child, understanding your child more, help your teen learn to manage their emotions, help prevent behaviour problems and teach your teen to deal with conflict.

Building Bullying Shield

The Bully Shield programme is designed to actively help parents give their children the best solutions to manage bullying at school.

Emotion Coaching

This three-week course focuses in depth on John Gottman’s emotion coaching. Parents will gain an understanding of their own parenting style and how this impacts their children. For those who have attended 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching, this course will be particularly helpful to gain further insight and build on existing skills.