Putting All Children First

PATCHWORK PARENTING

The benefits of sharing ideas and experiences with other parents can last a lifetime

Patchwork Parenting programmes provides opportunities for parents and carers to support each other and, with the help of a trained facilitator, build on their own strengths to understand and enjoy their life as a family.

PROGRAMMES TAKING PLACE

For further details please ring 01364 645420

PARENTING THROUGH THE EARLY YEARS

 

PARENTING THROUGH THE PRIMARY YEARS

Shakespeare Primary, Plymouth: Eight Wednesday mornings, 2 May – 27 June

St.  Joseph’s RC Primary, Devonport, Plymouth:  Eight Wednesday afternoons
2 May – 27 June

St. Mary’s RC Primary School Swanage: Eight Thursday mornings, 3 May – 5 July (two week half-term) 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Poole: Eight Thursday afternoons, 3 May – 5 July (two week half-term) 

Oakwood Primary Academy, Plymouth: Eight Tuesday mornings 18 September – 20 November

Beechwood Primary Academy, Plymouth: Eight Wednesday mornings  19 September – 21 November

PARENTING THROUGH THE TEENAGE YEARS

 St Joseph’s Newton Abbot: Eight Tues afternoons  18 September  – 6  November

 Pennycross Primary, Plymouth: Eight Wed afternoons – 19 September – 7 November

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School , Barnstaple: Eight Thurs afternoons   20 September – 8 November

 

What are Parenting Programmes?

Each programme is a series of meetings for parents or carers of children of all ages, which aim to help them

  • Enjoy parenthood
  • Understand respectful communication
  • Create a framework of encouragement and discipline
  • Reduce tension (e.g. squabbling, tantrums)

See the range of programmes on offer for further details.

The programme has taught me that I’m not alone in my parenting struggles It has made me look at how my behaviour impacts my child’s behaviour and helped me focus on staying calm to cope with each situation as it arises

How and where are they run?

The meetings are held each week for five to eight weeks during the school day or evenings, usually on school premises. They last about an hour and a half, and there are six to twelve people taking part.

What do participants do?

Everyone has a handbook to follow. Each session may involve a short video, discussion and a sharing of experience. The programme materials are produced by the Family Caring Trust, Hartley Brewer Parenting and Positive Parenting. There is no charge, although a voluntary donation will be gratefully received.