Maria joined the virtual Peer Parenting Group in September 2020, she told us that taking part in the parenting course has been a great help to her personally and her family as it has given her the knowledge and strategies to better understand her children and implement healthy boundaries.
“I feel that I have gained the confidence that I needed to be firm with my children when I need to, and to be empathic and understanding when they are struggling.
I learnt the importance of looking after myself, making sure I make time to rest when I need to, and to be kind to myself when I fall short of my expectations.”
Maria shared that she goes back to her notes as it was a lot to take in at the time and she doesn’t want to miss things.
“For starters, I share some of the things I have learnt with my family, so they are on board with the things I would like to implement”.
Starting with the issues Maria felt need addressing quickly and putting in to practice what I have learnt during the weeks; such as positive reinforcement, valuing my children and descriptive praise.
“I would highly recommend the Parenting Course to all parents, I found it incredibly valuable and I feel every parent should do it, regardless of whether or not they feel they are struggling, I have a child who is in the Autistic Spectrum and I joined the course thinking it would help me with his challenges.
…..it has really helped me to feel better equipped for the job. The facilitators who run the course were very supportive and non-judgemental, and made us feel comfortable at all times”.
A blog written by Rachael Olumuyiwa (aged 17). Sharing her story of being apart of…