Mothers... you are invited to a retreat that provides a safe space to reflect on what matters most; your connection with your child/ren, loved ones and yourself.
This is a reflective exploration of Circle of Security core themes.
Maybe I'll see you there - register online.
A free evening event for men expecting their first child
Meet up at a relaxing venue and a chat about the changes ahead
Event arranged by appointment for 3 or more men
A taste of the international state of children and families
We have just returned from a couple of weeks of meetings and conferences in Germany, Netherlands and Scotland. This trip was primarily a chance for Dawson to present an aspect of his PhD project at two international gatherings: the International Congress on Mentalization Based Treatment and the World Infant Mental Health Congress (over 1600 participants!). Attending these conferences also gave us valuable learning from leading practitioners and researchers from around the globe.
During our travels we came across some wonderful nature playgrounds in Berlin with lots of Dads out playing with their children. We thoroughly enjoyed time together - knowing our children were in the safe and loving care of grandparents. Thanks team family!
Now back in Perth we are more eager than ever to provide support to families so children can have the best possible start to life.
Dawson & Sharon
We have a stand at the World's Biggest Playgroup Day. 10-1 on Wednesday at Whiteman Park. Do drop by and say hello if you're there!
Why Playgroup? Its hard to know what to commit to, when so many pre-school programs are available. But as a parent of 3 teenagers, I look back now and can vouch for the local playgroup hands-down. It hooked me into a local network that was only a pram push away. Over the years we got to know each - a type of 'in the trenches' type friendship that grows through doing time together. Week in, week out, you can't pretty up a toddler tantrum or hide the shattered look from a sleepless night. Pretences eventually drop and there you are comrades with toddlers in arms. I made some life-long friends that even if I don't see them so much now, they would drop sticks and come if I called. Belly-laughs and tears, we've shared them all. Today our children are still catching up with some of their mates they made through playgroup, and the great blessing is, most of them are in walking distance.
If you want to hook up with a playgroup in your area, go to playgroupwa.com.au
FamilyWorks comes to Playgroup Sharon has recently been attending a few different playgroups around Perth to help support parents with a range of challenges in those first few months. If there are a bunch of you in a mothers group or playgroup that would like a visit - contact Sharon - she can present strategies to address a variety of early parenting issues or simply visit and respond to your questions.
Congratulations to Malisa of Piara Waters who is our third and final winner of 80% Off any FamilyWorks Service. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Pregnancy Babies & Children Expo was whole lot of fun. We loved the opportunity to connect with Perth families and hear their stories. We received a lot of compliments on our stand - earthy, natural photos of families in action- big thanks again to ButterBomb for their skills at capturing real life with families.
Our winner for day 2 of the Expo is Michelle from Bayswater - Congratulations!
Again, over 200 entries today for our 80% Off prize. She can choose from any of our services.
We look forward to meeting more parents and parents-to-be tomorrow for the last day of the Expo.
Dawson & Sharon.
Wow - today, over 200 people entered our Expo Draw to win 80% Off a FamilyWorks Service!
Today's lucky winner is Lisa from Butler - we have just emailed her the good news.
If you are expecting, don't forget to register this weekend to receive the 20% discount on the Expecting Masterclass.