Par­ents’ course of­fers free help for fam­i­lies

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Par­ent­ing is the most im­por­tant job adults will do.

Many are not pre­pared or trained for the task.

The In­cred­i­ble Years par­ent­ing pro­gramme is de­signed to de­velop pos­i­tive fam­ily re­la­tion­ships, em­power par­ents to make change and to man­age dif­fi­cult be­hav­iour.

There are prac­ti­cal stepby-step sug­ges­tions in han­dling ev­ery­day sit­u­a­tions par­ents face.

The weekly ses­sions take 14 weeks.

Peo­ple tak­ing part in the pro­gramme will work with two fa­cil­i­ta­tors who will make con­tact and sup­port par­tic­i­pants be­tween ses­sions.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tors make con­tact be­fore each course starts and will ask a few ques­tions about any con­cerns over a child or chil­dren’s be­hav­iour.

Those who at­tend the ses­sions say they en­joy work­ing in a group sit­u­a­tion and also the op­por­tu­nity to prob­lem solve and share to­gether.

A course will be held in Mata­mata start­ing on Au­gust 18. It will run from 10.30am to 1pm at the Rail­side by the Green. It is free.

Peo­ple can pick up an ap­pli­ca­tion form from there too.

Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing a course or re­ceiv­ing more in­for­ma­tion about the cour­ses can con­tact Jeanette on 07 850 8880 or ring or text 027 479 8957.

In­for­ma­tion is also avail­able from the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Ken Browne Dr Hamil­ton.

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