About Cool Little Kids

Cool Little Kids began as a program delivered to groups of parents. It was developed by Professor Rapee and colleagues from the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University. The program is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and is backed by scientific studies showing its effectiveness in preventing anxiety problems in young children.

The online version, Cool Little Kids Online, was developed by a team of psychologists and researchers from Macquarie University, Centre for Emotional Health and La Trobe University.

It contains weekly modules with information and tools you can use to help your child become more confident. The online program can be used at your own pace at any time. There are also practice activities to complete with your child in-between modules. These help you practise the new skills and are what make the program really work!

About the team

  • Dr Morgan

    Dr Amy Morgan

    Dr Morgan is a mental health researcher at La Trobe University who specialises in improving the mental health of Australians through internet-based programs and resources.

  • Dr Jordana Bayer

    Associate Professor Jordana Bayer

    Dr Bayer is a Clinical Psychologist who supervises postgraduate clinical psychology candidates at La Trobe University to deliver the Cool Little Kids parenting group program.

  • Prof Ron Rapee

    Professor Ron Rapee

    Prof Rapee is Founding Director of the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University and the original developer of the Cool Little Kids evidence-based parenting group program.

Program screenshots

Video of Ron Rapee

Videos

Stories from other parents

Parent stories

Information screenshot

Information

Examples

Examples

Interactive worksheets

Interactive worksheets

Information about causes of anxiety

Information

References