Building parenting confidence

Bringing Up Great Kids

Parenting support and resources

We believe a loving, safe parent is the best relationship a child can have. We also know that parenting is tough, and that non-judgmental support can make a huge difference in enabling access to support.

Our Bringing Up Great Kids program presents access to knowledge about development, connection with others and an opportunity to reflect on their communication with children. We’ve consistently found that when opportunities for mindful reflection are created these can lead to positive change; including more respectful interactions and increased positive self-identity in children – and a better relationship for all.

More than 3000 facilitators have been trained to use the Bringing Up Great Kids program in a diverse range of organisations.

Independently Evaluated

Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) has been independently evaluated by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Award Winning

Bringing Up Great Kids has won two national awards in Child Protection and Multicultural Engagement.




Identified as an evidence-based program by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services for use by agencies funded through Communities for Children.

Bringing Up Great Kids - Foundational Training

This practical one day workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn how to successfully establish and run the Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Program. This training needs to be completed before participants are able to attend any of the other BUGK programs listed below.

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Coming soon in 2021: BUGK - Kinship Carers

A program is being designed to meet the needs of Kinship carers as they take on the role of parenting their grandchildren or other family members. It will be open to BUGK facilitators.

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Coming in 2021: BUGK - Adolescent

This program is being designed to nurture parents as they embark on their journey supporting their children through their adolescent years and emerge as adults. It will be open to BUGK facilitators.

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BUGK for Aboriginal families

Developed in consultation with a number of Aboriginal organisations across Australia, this program is available as tailored training for your organisation. It has a specific set of resources and themes which are culturally strong.

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BUGK - Parenting After Family Violence

This program offers support to women to explore and reclaim their confidence and belief in themselves about their parenting. This program is open to BUGK facilitators.

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Foundational training for professionals

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BUGK for parents

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