Building good relationships with parents yields benefits for all


Positive Special Needs Parenting (PSNP) helps teachers, early education providers and administrative leaders to better understand the needs of special needs families. With sessions based on first hand experience, teachers and education professionals gain rare insight into the special needs life and learn ways to improve interactions with parents, for the better.

Greater understanding of the pressures facing special needs parents leads to more genuine relationships, increased parent engagement and improved student outcomes. These in turn build an environment of trust, goodwill and respect through the entire school school community. It’s true – building good relationships with parents yields benefits for all.

Services to Schools

Discover the many ways Positive Special Needs Parenting can serve schools, teachers and parents in the education setting by downloading our Services to Schools brochure.

School Programs

Positive Special Needs Parenting offers a range of programs to schools, tailored to your specific needs. Download the current list of School Programs to find out how we can help you.

Benefit from first-hand insight


Positive Special Needs Parenting offers a range of programs to schools, tailored to your specific needs. These programs provide teachers and school leaders with greater understanding of the needs of special needs families plus practical guidance on how to improve parent-teacher relationships. Whatever your education setting, PSNP can deliver information sessions, professional development or consulting services to suit your unique requirements.


Information Sessions

PSNP can deliver one hour information sessions to teachers, staff and volunteers, providing insight into what it’s like to parent children with additional needs. This insight can help foster more meaningful relationships and lead to improved outcomes for students. All sessions are tailored to meet identified needs, to ensure the effectiveness of the session.


In-service Presentations

PSNP can deliver one to two hour in-service sessions to teachers, staff and volunteers, on a range of topics relating to parent-teacher relationships. These sessions are prepared in consultation with the school to ensure they meet your requirements. They are designed to increase awareness and understanding of the parent experience and provide practical strategies to help schools cultivate better relationships with parents.


Professional Development

PSNP can deliver half day professional development sessions, aligning with 7.3.4 of the Australian Professional Standard for Teachers (Engage with parents/carers).  Aimed at leaders, this professional development package gives participants the knowledge and the opportunity to “Identify, initiate and build on opportunities that engage parents/carers in both the progress of their children’s learning and the educational priorities of the school.” (APST 7.3.4)

It all starts with simple connections

Learn how to build positive and engaged relationships with parents. Get in touch to discuss your school’s specific needs.

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