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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

Monday 11th March  9.30-11.30am

Normandy Children Centre,

 Fairford Ave, Bexleyheath DA7 6QP

We will be at Normandy Children’s Centre for their Lets Play session. This is a drop-in, stay and play session, and 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.

Purple Parenting Evening Workshop

Tuesday 5th February  6.30-8.30pm

We will be running a parenting question and answer workshop to offer support, guidance and practical strategies to help with your child’s sleep, behaviour, tantrums, fussy eating, toileting, additional needs, managing feelings and more.

Contact West Street Children’s Centre on 0203 045 5480 for further details and to book your space.

Bexley Early Years Staff Training

Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties

Saturday 19th January 9.30-12.30

Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings

Saturday 9th February 9.30-12.30

Learning through Play and Interaction 

Saturday 9th March 9.30-12.30pm

Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour for Early Years Settings

Thursday 14th March 6.30-9.30pm

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday 30th March 9.30-12.30pm

These are 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 2nd February  9.30-12.30

Saturday 8th June  9.30-12.30

Saturday 12th October  9.30-12.30

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

Working in Partnership with Parents 

Thursday 21st March 7-9pm

North Cray Community Centre

A positive relationship with parents can make all the difference in a setting – being able to communicate and share information means you gain a better understanding of the children you work with and support them to reach their full potential.

This costs £20 and we will even offer you a cuppa and a biscuit!

These are open to all Early Years settings and childminders. Please contact info@purpleparenting.co.uk to book.

Autism Awareness for Retail

Monday 11th February 9.30-12.30pm

The Learning Shop, Bluewater

For managers, section heads and sales staff wanting to gain an awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how best to support customers in a retail setting. It will encourage you to explore the shopping experience from a customer’s perspective and provide practical knowledge to build confidence and skills.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/purple-parenting-ltd-15470820946

Please contact info@purpleparenting.co.uk for more details.