Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

The Discussion Forum is for all parents (or caregivers) of children aged 2-16 years. We have three forums:

  • Dad Chat - a forum for fathers (or male caregivers) to get fathers involved in talking about parenting and/or child behaviour with other fathers.
  • Parent Chat - a forum for all parents (mothers and fathers) or caregivers of children aged 2-16 years to get involved in talking about parenting and/or child behaviour.
  • Child Behaviour Chat - a forum for parents or caregivers who have specific concerns about child behaviour, emotions or development.

 

Why get involved in a Discussion Forum?

Parenting can be challenging, and we know that getting support can be very important for parents’ well-being. 

For parents who have concerns about their child’s behaviour, emotions or development, we know that it can be especially helpful to get support from other parents who have similar experiences. It is important to remember that many parents have concerns about their child, and that sharing these experiences with other parents can be very reassuring.

Research about online Discussion Forums shows that parents find them very helpful in sharing experiences, feeling supported and in being part of an online community. We hope you find the Discussion Forum helpful for you.

Forum rules and general posting guidelines

Please help us maintain the quality of these forums by respecting the Terms of Use and by reporting any misuse to the moderator.

The views expressed in these forums are independent and do not represent the Like Father Like Son project.

The moderator reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason.

Our forum is moderated by a provisionally registered psychologist, but please remember that this forum and the information it contains is not intended as a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified practitioner. We strongly encourage parents to discuss any concerns about their child with their local health practitioner. In the case of a crisis or emergency go to your local hospital emergency department or call Lifeline (131 114).

 

Dad Chat

This forum is for dads to talk to other dads about parenting or raising children

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Dad Chat

Conversations: 13 Posts: 11 Views: 2429

Parent Chat

This forum is for parents/caregivers (mums and dads) to discuss general parenting

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Primary school age children (6-11 years)

Conversations: 13 Posts: 8 Views: 1730
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Teens (12-16 years)

Conversations: 10 Posts: 3 Views: 422
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Toddlers/preschoolers (2-5 years)

Conversations: 8 Posts: 6 Views: 682

Child Behaviour Chat

This forum is for parents who have concerns about their child

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Child Behaviour Chat

e.g. tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, hyperactivity/inattention and problems with sleeping or eating

Conversations: 50 Posts: 8 Views: 3576