Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • What are we going to cover?

    • Our emotional wellbeing

    • Getting to know you...

    • Time to reflect

    • Wellbeing quiz

    • Time to reflect

    • Our children's wellbeing

    • Time to reflect

    • Pause, Hold, Engage

    • What have we covered?

    • Post session survey

    • Further reading

  • 2

    Session 2

    • What are we going to cover

    • Wellbeing quiz

    • Understanding our stress response

    • Time to reflect

    • What do we do?

    • Pause, Hold, Engage - The basics

    • Time to reflect

    • Feeling overwhelmed?

    • Breathing

    • Time to reflect

    • Noticing and accepting emotions

    • Noticing and accepting emotions

    • Time to reflect

    • Sympathy versus empathy and self-compassion

    • Time to reflect

    • Self-indulgence versus self-care

    • What have we learned?

    • Post session survey

    • Further reading

  • 3

    Session 3

    • Welcome back

    • Wellbeing check-in

    • Looking after yourself - Use Pause, Hold, Engage

    • Three things to try

    • Time to reflect

    • Using Pause, Hold, Engage

    • Time to reflect - Pause

    • Time to reflect - Hold

    • Time to reflect - Engage

    • Pause, Hold, Engage is a skill to practice

    • Post session survey

    • Further reading

  • 4

    Session 4

    • Welcome

    • Wellbeing quiz

    • Helping your kids to Pause, Hold, Engage

    • Time to reflect on distraction

    • Distraction

    • Time to reflect on reactions

    • Reactions

    • Helping our children to Pause, Hold, Engage

    • Pause

    • Hold

    • Engage

    • What have we covered today?

    • Post session survey

    • Further reading

  • 5

    Session 5

    • Welcome

    • Wellbeing quiz

    • The atmosphere of your bubble

    • The power of family atmosphere

    • How do you create a positive family atmosphere?

    • Love and appreciation

    • Respect each other

    • Honest communication

    • Work together

    • Congratulations!

    • Post session Survey

Looking for our traditional Toolbox Parenting Courses?

Toolbox courses are held over six weeks in a relaxed and conversational small group setting with a trained facilitator.

The courses – Baby and Toddler Years, Primary Years, and Teenage Years run nationwide all year. There is also a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren resource available. Courses are facilitated by trained local volunteers who are friendly and supportive. They keep each session flowing smoothly and will support you to engage with the material. Each session will leave you with a range of activities and strategies to try at home