Mothers' groups allow women to develop friendships, share knowledge and learn new skills. These activities help mothers deepen their insight into their work as the primary educators of their children. While each group varies, topics generally cover parenting skills, strategies for building a healthy and nurturing home environment and character building for themselves and their children.

Heathgrove also works in conjunction with Family Education Australia (http://www.fea.org.au/) and we provide periodic seminars on parenting and topics particularly relevant to raising teenagers. Promoting the importance of marriage and family life is the basis of all FEA activities.

Parents, in their role as the primary educators of their children, have the responsibility of helping them develop their capabilities through the fostering of human virtues. The development of good character in children enables them to reach their full potential.

While parenting is both rewarding and satisfying, it involves commitment, constant effort and continuing education. In a rapidly changing world, there is a real need for parents to enrich their skills set; social media, for example, has created a whole new set of complexities for both parents and children. The courses aim to give parents the tools to educate their children in a loving and effective way.

For more information and dates about coming sessions and activities, please contact Adela Ballbe at info@heathgrove.org.au.