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 their children better and confirm their parenting skills.

 PROGRAMMES PLANNED FOR SPRING 2017

For further details please ring 01364 645420

PARENTING THROUGH THE EARLY YEARS
Haytor View, Newton Abbot, Devon: Tuesday afternoons

Camborne Nursery, Cornwall:  Thursday mornings

 

PARENTING THROUGH THE EARLY YEARS

St Mary’s Catholic School, Bodmin: Thursday afternoons

PARENTING THROUGH THE EARLY YEARS

Notre Dame School, Plymouth: Tuesday mornings

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.

This course provided a real ‘comfort blanket’ of warmth for me and my family. The difference in my children – and consequently the family – is immeasurable.

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.