Peer Support Australia acknowledges that parents and caregivers provide critical foundations in the social and emotional health of their children. We are committed to providing parents and caregivers with access to current and evidence based information to help raise children and teens to thrive in an ever-changing world.
As a parent or carer, you play a critical role in your child’s social and emotional development. You help shape the way your child views and navigates the world.
You can support your child’s mental health with a few simple parenting strategies.
There are many benefits to being engaged in your child’s learning. According to research, children with engaged parents are more likely to enjoy learning, have better academic results, increased confidence and stronger relationships with peers.
Have meaningful conversations
Having conversations is a great way to develop your child’s social skills and build a healthy relationship.
The conversation cards below can be used by families to create a sense of connection and belonging at home. These talking prompts complement our Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon event. Every year, we invite students across Australia to talk and walk as a way to build peer connections across their school. We encourage you to reinforce your child’s learning at home by using these cards.
Parenting advice from psychologist Andrew Fuller
Support your child’s emotional health
You can help your child develop strong protective factors for mental health. Andrew Fuller is a psychologist and shares his insights into a range of topics in the videos below.