Parenting Ideas - Joy's Corner



As a Parenting Ideas Schools member, our school has special access to vouchers for parent webinars. These vouchers allow those in our school community to attend the webinars at no cost. Teachers and staff at your school are also welcome to redeem and join us!

This webinar is valued at $37 per person.

21 Days to a Happier Family


Everyone wants their family to be happy, but so many things get in the way. The usual suspects include work stress, commitments and our children’s challenging behaviour. Some of the less obvious obstacles include our habits and expectations, a reactive (rather than proactive) approach, and even a lack of clarity around what a happy family is and does. As a result, families often feel (or are) fragmented, stressful and out of control.

This webinar equips parents with a fresh way of proactively developing the habits that will strengthen their family, combining cutting-edge insights from the positive psychology arena with classic psychological research underpinning relationships, parenting and personal choices. ‘21 Days to a Happier Family’ gives parents scientifically validated suggestions for making their family happier than ever, starting today

Listeners will also learn:

    • how their habits are creating their current family environment
    • the psychological principles that underpin personal and family happiness
    • insights that will genuinely impact on their family’s happiness and functionality (for the better)
    • easy-to-implement suggestions for making families happier, so parents can choose ideas that feel right for them 


Thursday 28 June 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm AEST 


This webinar is $37 per person to attend, and is free of charge to families at schools that have a Parenting Ideas membership

Who is talking
This webinar will be hosted by Dr Jodi Richardson with guest presenter Dr Justin Coulson. 

Here is the link with the voucher/code:
Parents who choose to redeem the voucher will need to register via this link.







Coburg North Primary School is a Parenting Ideas School member so we have access to many articles that could help you. At the start of the school year it’s easy to overlook important matters. We don’t want you to miss knowing about the parenting articles they’ve written to share with you this year. Included below are some of their most popular articles.


Wellbeing tips for Primary school kids

What rules should you have around digital devices?

Getting to kids to school on time without yelling or whining or reminding!

Moving beyond 'What did you do at school today?'

Developing independence

Parenting priorities for 2017

Parenting and kids sport

Goodbye Primary School

Parenting the 'tween' years

The power of gratitude for a happier life

Preparing your child for High School

Helping children make a bright start to school

Managing christmas chaos as a sole parent

Getting the Screen time balance right

Understanding your child's anxious behaviour

Talking to kids makes them smart





Amaze's new autism training events: book now


Amaze offers a variety of learning opportunities for the community. Our commitment is to offer accurate, helpful, cost-effective learning opportunities to suit all needs. We have six training events across three topics available for the public to book.

Check out the current news for Amaze.



*POSITIVE and PRACTICAL STRATEGIES for Educators and Parents from the Autism Spectrum Education Services.

They are committed to improving Learning and Social Success through positive behaviour support, effective communication and the use of visuals.

Here's the link for Newsletters from Autism Spectrum Education Services and check out the website for upcoming workshop: Introduction to Autism, Positive Strategies to support inclusion for children with Autism.


CyberParent is an interactive educational app that teaches Australian parents about the internet, an overview of popular apps and websites, and information on some of the potential dangers of the internet, such as issues of cyberbullying, privacy issues, or online grooming. 

The app also includes information on what strategies parents can use to promote safe internet use in their homes, and provides details of Australian organisations that can support them. 

Understanding that Australia is extremely diverse, CyberParent has been developed in 17 different languages! This includes English, Arabic, Chinese,  Dari, Dinka, Farsi, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Pashto, Spanish, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. 

CyberParent can be accessed on Android here: or on Apple here:


ABC and SBS have also published articles on CyberParent: 


Parenting Ideas

Every week Joy Freier, the Primary Welfare Officer at Coburg North receives an inbox full of helpful parenting advice. Check it out here.