Social skills courses and resources.

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Workshops for bright/gifted children and their parents.

Social skills are the foundation stone of a child’s development. With better developed social skills children can:

  • Have greater school success
  • Increase their independence
  • Interact with others more positively
  • Established and maintain quality friendships

The Stepping Stones program is a specially designed course aimed to teach strategies to support bright and gifted children in the development of:

  • Pro-social skills
  • ‘Getting along’ skills
  • Friendship building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anger management
  • Resilience

Full details of our upcoming courses in Sydney, Canberra and Perth are listed below:

Our aim is to develop provide a flexible social skills program that is tailored to meet the needs of each child attending. Teaching will take place in small group settings, providing students with multiple opportunities to practice their skills while interacting with their group peers. Parents are encouraged to attend the courses to learn about the strategies their children are learning thus allowing them to support their children in applying them in everyday situation. The program will provide structured activities that are enjoyable whilst allowing the students to develop new skills.  Stepping Stones uses strategies that draw upon the most current research techniques and knowledge from educational and academic leaders from around the world. We combine this knowledge and our own teaching and counselling experience to create a balanced program that aims to provide students with meaningful and practical strategies that they can use independently across a range of settings.

Stepping Stones Courses   Down load a PDF flyer with more details of each of the different workshops

Upcoming Courses

Further Reading

What are Social Skills?

Social Skills for Gifted Children.



  • The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child – Marti Olsen-Laney
  • the Introvert Advantage – Marti Olsen-Laney
  • The Highly Sensitive Child – Elaine A. Aron
  • Raising your Spirited Child – Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Mellow out: Intensities and Sensitivities – Michael Piechowski
  • Getting On with Others –John Cooper
  • Setting Limits for Your Strong Willed Child – Robert J. MacKenzie
  • Learned Optimism – Martin E P Seligman
  • Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities find Social Success – Richard Lavoie
  • Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates me – Michele Borba




As a result of undertaking this course MY CHILD will  read more…

As a result of your child doing this course PARENTS will read more...



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