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For Parents

Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs – it can be wonderful, funny and exciting but can also be exhausting, difficult, overwhelming and a whole lot of pressure too. There are so many opinions and judgements out there, that you start to doubt your own instincts and how you want to parent. Expectations are high – we feel we should know better, do better and be better parents for our children.

All ages bring their own challenges – from the baby that won’t sleep to the teenager coping with exam stress.  There may be situations you want to handle differently or change completely. Working out the best way forward can be tough and at times it can feel that things are getting worse rather than better.

Parents Sitting On Sofa Cuddling Baby Daughter At Home

Life can be especially hard if your child has additional needs or if you are dealing with difficult life events such as separation, divorce or bereavement. Knowing how to support your child in the best way when life is tough can be even more challenging when trying to cope with your own feelings and emotions.

If this sounds familiar – we can help. By exploring and unpicking your concerns together we can start to understand the reasons why things happen. Each family, parent and child is different and unique, so we appreciate that one size does not fit all. We build bespoke programmes for families and offer support whilst changes are put in place. We work with you and focus on what you feel needs to change, giving individual, practical strategies so that you can start to enjoy family life again and gain greater balance through the ups and downs of being a parent.

Putting these changes into action may not be easy but with guidance, encouragement and support you will find that you understand your child better, have an improved relationship with them and will have a ‘tool kit’ of strategies that adapt and work for you.

We are based in Kent and can offer coaching in your home, depending on location. Alternatively, we are able to offer telephone, e-mail or skype support, regardless of where you live. We have worked with people locally, nationally and even supported families in America! We have a flexible pricing structure depending on the service you would like so please contact us to discuss whether we are the right service for you, and which of our services would best meet the needs of your family.

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Upcoming Events

Purple Parenting Workshops

Wednesday 16th July 6.30-8.30pm

Evening Workshop (no children)

West Street Children Centre, Chandlers Drive, Erith, DA8 1LW

Wednesday 14th August 10-12pm

Stay and Play Session

West Street Children Centre, Chandlers Drive, Erith, DA8 1LW

Wednesday 11th September 9.30-11.30am

Drop In (alongside child health clinic)

Slade Green and Howbury Community Centre, Chrome Rd, Erith, DA8 2EL

Wednesday 16th October 10-12pm

Parenting Boys Workshop with crèche

West Street Children Centre, Chandlers Drive, Erith, DA8 1LW

Tuesday 12th November 1.30-3.30pm

Drop In (alongside child health clinic)

Slade Green and Howbury Community Centre, Chrome Rd, Erith, DA8 2EL

Monday 2nd December 9.30-11.30pm

Let’s Play, Stay and Play session

Normandy Children Centre, Fairford Ave, Bexleyheath, DA7 6QP

Stay and Play sessions are drop-in sessions for you to come with your children and play. We will be available for any questions and to offer support, guidance and practical strategies to help with your child’s sleep, tantrums, fussy eating, toileting, additional needs, managing feelings and more.

Bexley Early Years Staff Training

Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Thursday 13th June 18.30-21.30pm

Learning through Play and Interaction 

Saturday 22nd June 9.30-12.30pm

Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings

Saturday 20th July 9.30-12.30pm

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday 7th September 9.30-12.30pm

 These will be open to all childminders and Early Years staff. Please contact the Early Years Team on 0203 045 4263 to book.

Greenwich Early Years Staff Training 

Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings

Saturday 29th June  9.15-12.15

Saturday 12th October  9.30-12.30

Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings

Saturday 13th July  9.30-12.30

These are open to all Early Years staff. Please contact eyc.training@royalgreenwich.gov.uk to book.