Tips for Parents & Carers


“We must be models for our children. We must treat people well on every level. We can no longer complain or judge people around us; our children learn from this. We have to promote inclusion, rather than competition. No more complaining about, criticizing, or judging others in front of our kids. It starts with us.”

― Jodi Aman


Family Support


Family support is very important while studying at school. Students often need the support of their parents when they finish school to try to find their way in life. Some are going to enter the university or college, some want to take a year off to think about their plans, some look for a job. But the most stressful time for students, undoubtedly, comes during tests and exams. It is at this point that children are waiting for help from their families, parents, guardians, and loved ones.

More often than not, students begin to experience stress from excessive pressure from their parents, who increase the expectations of their children. Everyone knows that parents want to see their children’s best qualities, the best results in school, university, or college. Of course, no one blames parents who expect the best results from their children, because they want a better future for them. Everyone should simply understand that the school results will not determine how successful the child will be in the future.

Very often, children cannot decide what they want to be in the future. This is really difficult not only for the child but for adults who sometimes change their careers for certain reasons. Very often students don’t choose the subjects that are necessary for admission to university or college. Therefore, parents should provide as much advice and support as possible.

Want to help? Look for a way. Remember, the more you are involved in the school life of your children, the more fortunate their future will be.


What can parents and carers do to reduce stress for their children?


Help children find the support services in case of academic or personal difficulties

Create a balanced schedule (time to relax, time to sleep, time to do homework)

Encourage your teens (emotional support is the most useful help)

Positive attitude at home (no stress, and no unreasonable expectations)

Provide healthy food (teach them to eat healthy food)

Provide help in preparing for exams (find tutors)

Reduce pressure


Questions & Answers


 Would you like to be involved in your children’s learning and education?

 Join the Australian Parent Engagement Network to help your children achieve their goals (opens in a new window)

 Australian Parent Engagement Network

 

 How can I help my children with their study?

 Visit the Department of Education and Training website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Parent Engagement in Children's Learning

 

 Where can we find real help?

 The Smith Family's Learning for Life Program provides help to the children to stay at school (opens in a new window)

 The Smith Family (Learning for Life)

 

 Looking for ideas about how to help your children from early years to the end of high school?

 Visit the Learning Potential website that provides information for parents and carers who want to help the children in their learning (opens in a new window)

 Learning Potential

 

 Have a problem- do not wait for the consequences - ask for help.

 Visit the Family & Community Services website to find information. They provide services for parents, carers and their families (opens in a new window)

 Family & Community Services (Parents, carers and families)

 

 Want to know all about public schools?

 Visit the NSW Department of Education website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 NSW Department of Education (Our schools at a glance)

 

 Would you like to build a good relationship with your teens?

 Visit the raisingchildren.com.au website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Good family relationships: how to build them


Parent lines for States & Territories


 NSW (New South Wales)

 Parent Line NSW (opens in a new window)

 Phone: 1300 1300 52

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Postal address: Parent Line NSW, PO Box 360, Summer Hill NSW 2130

 Weekdays: 9 am - 9 pm

 Weekends: 4 pm - 9 pm

 

 WA (Western Australia)

 Ngala Parenting Line WA (0 - 18 years) (opens in a new window)

 Metro: 9368 9368

 Regional: 1800 111 546

 8 am - 8 pm (7 days a week)

 

 SA (South Australia)

 Parent Helpline SA (opens in a new window)

 24 hours a day (7 days a week)

 

 QLD (Queensland)

 Parent Line QLD & NT (opens in a new window)

 Phone: 1300 30 1300

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Postal address: GPO Box 2469, Brisbane OLD 4001

 8 am - 10 pm (7 days a week)

 

 VIC (Victoria)

 Parent Line Victoria (opens in a new window)

 Phone: 13 22 89

 Postal address: Department of Education and Training, GPO Box 4367, Melbourne, Victoria 3001

 8 am to midnight (7 days a week)

 Regional offices

 

 TAS (Tasmania)

 Parent Line Tasmania (opens in a new window)

 Phone: 1300 808 178

 24 hours a day (7 days a week)

 

 ACT (Australian Capital Territories)

 Parent Line ACT (opens in a new window)

 Phone: (02) 6287 3833

 9 am - 5 pm (Monday to Friday)

 

 NT (Northern Territories)

 Parent Line QLD & NT (opens in a new window)

 Phone: 1300 30 1300

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Postal address: GPO Box 2469, Brisbane OLD 4001

 8 am - 10 pm (7 days a week)

 

 

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