ParentWorks program

Being a parent in the 21st century is challenging.

ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour. It has been developed by a team of psychologists and researchers at the University of Sydney.  ParentWorks has been designed to be a father-friendly program and encourages all fathers to take part. It is part of a research project on fathers, which is proudly funded by the Movember Foundation.

Parents and caregivers may find this program helpful for:

  • Managing challenging child behaviours such as tantrums, aggression, noncompliance, inattentive or hyperactive behaviour, sibling conflict, getting ready for school and/or bed, and behaviours outside the home.
  • Increasing their confidence in parenting
  • Working as a team with their partner

ParentWorks involves 5 to 8 ‘modules’ to watch – one per week. Each module only takes about 20 to 30 minutes of your time, and involves videos with practical information and activities. You can work through the program in your own time and at your own pace. The program takes time and effort, but the rewards will be worth it. The program is currently available as part of a research study. Find out more at: