THE PARENT CODE

Strengthening Parent Connections

The greatest agents for raising children are their parents and teachers. This protection is most effective when we work together.

Expertly facilitated seminars and workshops have been specifically designed for parents of children in Year 6 – 12 and address the needs of parents as they manoeuvre the academic and social domain of their child’s life.

The Parent Code builds relationships between the school community and parents to benefit the child.

Our Goals

The Parent Code aims to empower parents in their confidence and ability to parent, especially during adolescence. We aim to redress the imbalance of power and responsibility that parents feel, encouraging them to reconnect with their strengths and support systems, while providing them with new and necessary skills for parenting an adolescent in a new age.

Too often, parents feel ill-equipped to deal with ever increasing demands in a contemporary world of changing technologies and temptations. Building parental self-efficacy and capacity is an incredibly powerful way to protect our children (Family-School Community Partnership Bureau, 2012). Yet many parents feel isolated and disempowered, their sense of control at an all-time low.

The Parent Code provides an opportunity for parents to become increasingly empowered as they become equipped with knowledge, tools and skills centred around:
• Academic learning
• Academic framework
• Social and Emotional development

 

 

Our Goals

The Parent Code aims to empower parents in their confidence and ability to parent, especially during adolescence. We aim to redress the imbalance of power and responsibility that parents feel, encouraging them to reconnect with their strengths and support systems, while providing them with new and necessary skills for parenting an adolescent in a new age.

Too often, parents feel ill-equipped to deal with ever increasing demands in a contemporary world of changing technologies and temptations. Building parental self-efficacy and capacity is an incredibly powerful way to protect our children (Family-School Community Partnership Bureau, 2012). Yet many parents feel isolated and disempowered, their sense of control at an all-time low.

The Parent Code provides an opportunity for parents to become increasingly empowered as they become equipped with knowledge, tools and skills centred around:
• Academic learning
• Academic framework
• Social and Emotional development

Seminars & Workshops

Our Seminars & Workshops walk parents through several stages of adolescent development, discussing normal trajectories and how these manifest at school, an unknown landscape for many parents.

Discussion of developmental trends, normal and necessary challenges are discussed with a particular focus on building parental capacity using a strengths based approach. Seminars cater to the cohort of families they are working with and address the individual school culture within the community.

 

Seminars & Workshops

Our Seminars & Workshops walk parents through several stages of adolescent development, discussing normal trajectories and how these manifest at school, an unknown landscape for many parents.

Discussion of developmental trends, normal and necessary challenges are discussed with a particular focus on building parental capacity using a strengths based approach. Seminars cater to the cohort of families they are working with and address the individual school culture within the community.

Meet The Founder

My passion for education has always been fuelled by the care and well-being of young people. As a classroom teacher of 30 years and a leader in Student Well-Being, one of the greatest challenges has been witnessing the increasing level of complexity within our students’ lives.

After completing my Masters in Student Well-Being from Melbourne University, I initially focused on the power of connectivity when parents and teachers work together. This then led me to investigate how schools can change the nature of engagement with parents that is authentic and provides knowledge, tools and skills that will help parents engage more and provide a greater sense of parental self-efficacy. It was through this research that I had the opportunity to design and implement a very successful K–12 parent program.

I continue to enjoy the opportunity to present at international conferences and to address both educators and parents.

Having raised three very different teenagers, I too have worn and understand the complexities of the ‘parent hat’ as well as the ‘educator hat’ and the ‘academic hat’. The combination of all these hats provides a foundation of experience, knowledge, skill and passion in helping to create an exciting shift in our school communities that I would like to share with you.

Suzanne Kerr

 

Meet The Founder

My passion for education has always been fuelled by the care and well-being of young people. As a classroom teacher of 30 years and a leader in Student Well-Being, one of the greatest challenges has been witnessing the increasing level of complexity within our students’ lives.

After completing my Masters in Student Well-Being from Melbourne University, I initially focused on the power of connectivity when parents and teachers work together. This then led me to investigate how schools can change the nature of engagement with parents that is authentic and provides knowledge, tools and skills that will help parents engage more and provide a greater sense of parental self-efficacy. It was through this research that I had the opportunity to design and implement a very successful K–12 parent program.

I continue to enjoy the opportunity to present at international conferences and to address both educators and parents.

Having raised three very different teenagers, I too have worn and understand the complexities of the ‘parent hat’ as well as the ‘educator hat’ and the ‘academic hat’. The combination of all these hats provides a foundation of experience, knowledge, skill and passion in helping to create an exciting shift in our school communities that I would like to share with you.

Suzanne Kerr

 

Contact Us

Please contact Suzanne for further information or any questions you might have.
Email
info@theparentcode.com.au
Phone Suzanne on
0417 430 270‬
Or use the following enquiry form

 

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