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Butterfly Education for Parents

Body image is consistently reported as one of the top three concerns for young people in Australia. With society’s increasing obsession with appearance and diet it can be difficult for parents to know how to foster positive body image in their children.

Butterfly Education’s parent workshops aim to empower parents so that they feel better equipped to help their child develop and maintain body confidence through their child and adolescent years.

Butterfly Education's parent workshops seek to answer the following questions:

  • Why is developing a healthy body image important?
  • What influences my child’s body-esteem?
  • How should I respond if my child talks negatively about themselves or others?
  • What should I do if my child is showing signs of unhealthy eating and exercise behaviour?
  • How can I be a good role model?
  • Where can I access further information and support?

"I loved the tips for role modelling healthy attitudes and behaviours to my children." (Parent, SA)

“I really enjoyed hearing about how to respond to negative comments and really appreciated the way the session was informal yet informative.” (Parent, VIC)

If you would like to book a parent presentation please fill out this form or contact Helen Bird on (02) 8456 3908 or


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Worried about a friend or someone you care about?

It can be extremely difficult raising the subject of eating disorders with a friend or loved one. To be supportive one needs to learn what to say and what not to say.  


We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›

Concerned parents & carers

Communicating your concern with your child about eating and dieting behaviour can be extremely difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.  


We can help you with recognising issues and what to do. ›

Teachers & Professionals Working with Young People

Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of dis-ordered eating behaviours.  Butterfly Education provides early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people. 

We have a range of advice & resources ›