Par­ent­ing work­shop in Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

LIFE­LINE’S Com­mu­nity Re­cov­ery Coun­selling ser­vice will soon con­tinue the work­shop se­ries they ran last year in the North Bur­nett.

The com­mu­nity train­ings were a great suc­cess across the shire last year, and lo­cals will again have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend ses­sions.

Mar­garet Knight, who will be un­der­tak­ing the train­ing work­shops, said the feedback from last year’s work­shops en­cour­aged Life­line to run classes ded­i­cated to par­ent­ing.

“We want to look at what makes chil­dren be­have the way they do, how we can un­der­stand their own pri­vate logic and how we can re­spond in a pos­i­tive way,” Ms Knight said.

The topic of the work­shop is Fam­ily Friendly Par­ent­ing, which is be­ing run as a re­sult of in­ter­est ex­pressed by North Bur­nett com­mu­nity mem­bers.

The Fam­ily Friendly Par­ent­ing work­shops will give prac­ti­cal tips and skills on how to en­gage, re­spond and of­fer sup­port to chil­dren and young peo­ple.

By the end of the ses­sion, you will have sim­ple tech­niques to try out, and also have the chance to dis­cover your own par­ent­ing style.

Ms Knight said the work­shops were meant to be prac­ti­cal given ac­cess to ser­vices can some­times be dif­fi­cult in a ru­ral com­mu­nity.

“Part of my job will be find­ing out from the par­tic­i­pants what their chil­dren are like and how we can best ap­proach the work­shop, so it’s tai­lored to meet their needs,” she said.

Ses­sions are be­ing held in Monto on Fe­bru­ary 15, Gayn­dah on Fe­bru­ary 16, and Biggen­den on Fe­bru­ary 17.

The work­shops are free and will run from 9am to 10am.

Reg­is­ter by email­ing cr­coun­selling@uc­com­mu­ or call­ing 07 3624 2428.

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