Parent workshop

Module 1: Assessment

Modules contain many different exercises that help the parent work towards their own parenting goals. The first module aims to identify the diverse problems families may be facing and help parents understand how these may be impacting on their parenting. In doing this, a shared understanding of the family’s current concerns, strengths and areas of difficulty is developed. This information is used to decide on priority target areas for change.

Module 2: Checking Out Priorities and Setting Goals

Module 2 provides feedback on the assessment, arrives at shared goals to work towards, and develops a way of monitoring progress towards goals.

Module 3: View Of Self as a Parent

Module 3 program aims to help parents reflect on their view of themselves as parents.

Module 4: Managing Emotions When Under Pressure

The aim of Module 4 is to teach and encourage the use of emotional regulation, positive thinking, and self-soothing skills.

Module 5: Health Check For Your Child

Module 5 is designed to open up a discussion on health, hygiene and nutrition. These are often difficult topics to raise with parents but all are really important to the well being of children

Module 6: Connecting With Your Child: Mindful Play

Module 6 is aimed at promoting a positive parent-child relationship. This involves encouraging sensitive and responsive parenting to provide the maximum opportunity for the development of a nurturing and loving relationship.

Module 7: Mindful Child Management

Module 7 is designed to help parents manage their child’s difficult behavior. The module includes a description of specific non-punitive child management techniques, and emphasizes the importance of being in the right state of mind for discipline to be fair and effective.

Module 8: Extending Support Networks

Module 8 aims to teach parents effective ways to extend their support networks. It includes modeling social interactions to help parents to feel confident in social situations.

Module 9: Relationships

Module 9 addresses issues around communication skills and other problems in adult intimate relationships. This session should be used when the parent needs to learn how to communicate effectively with their partner or when their relationship is experiencing difficulties.

Module 10: Closure

This module will be completely interactive and will answer all the queries of parents and address the challenges they face during parenting.

Parenting talks for preschool children

As a young parent the priorities shift while new challenges come into the picture

  • Dealing with intimacy issues
  • Fear of failure
  • Health concerns/lack of sleep
  • Bonding with the child
  • Old childhood issues
  • Jealousy and anger in relationship

 

Parenting begins when you plan a baby. Learn to bond with your baby before, during and after birth.

  • Being emotionally ready to have child
  • Creating a connection with your child
  • Healing the child in womb
  • Conversations with the child
  • Self love and love for the child as an extension

 

Stress management in children: What can cause stress for kids? They don’t have to worry about maintaining a job or paying the bills. Sources of stress for children

  • Separation from parents
  • Too many co-curricular activities
  • If they hear the elders talking about an issue
  • Disturbing images or news on television
  • They pick up stress from parents and family members
  • Shifting a house
  • Death or long term illness in family

 

Symptoms

  • Bedwetting
  • Lack of concentration
  • Bullying
  • Nose picking
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Clinging

 

How to reduce stress?

  • Spend quality time
  • Create stories
  • Notice out loud. (Are you still angry about it?)
  • Listen to your child
  • Comment briefly on the feeling you think your child was experiencing
  • Name the feeling
  • Brainstorm with your child (think of choices and things to do)
  • Listen and move on.
  • Limit stress wherever possible. Change the situation
  • Just be there. (take a walk or bake a cake)
  • Be patient. Do not try to fix things all the time