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Children’s Emotional Health – Fully Booked

We want our children to have positive emotional health & wellbeing. This free online workshop on Weds 25th November from 7 – 8.30pm encourages parents to recognise the importance of their children’s mental health, exploring how we can provide opportunities for emotional development & helping to equip parents with the skills to help improve their children emotional health & wellbeing.

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“Make it Normal” to Attend Parenting Programmes

David Cameron announced yesterday that he would like parenting programmes to be available for all families. The governments new “Life Chances Strategy” outlines the plans that would hope to “make it normal – even aspirational to attend parenting classes.”
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Parenting NI has been offering and delivering parenting programmes since 1998 and during that time many parents have told us of how beneficial these programmes have been in helping them to be more effective parents. In those 17 years we have seen an increase in the number of parents who want to get involved and attend parenting programmes. We listen to the needs of parents and design the programmes to reflect the wide range of issues that parents ask us to support them with.

The approach to parenting programmes should be respect the parents as knowing their child better than anyone else and building on their skills to increase their knowledge of parenting and make parents feel more confident.

Evidence shows that children who know rules and boundaries and have their emotional needs met are more content, happier children who achieve better in life. However, we must acknowledge that this is not an easy task and support for parents should be made readily available to ensure children have the best start possible.

The saying is true, “children don’t come with a manual” and all parents need support at some time with how to manage the many and various issues, such as challenging behaviour, the effect of separation and mental health. Parenting is a complex task and at Parenting NI we know parents want to be the best parents they can be and really value support.

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Our Chief Executive was interviewed about this subject yesterday. You can listen back online by clicking the button below.

Listen to the interview