Positive Parenting Advice
Being a parent is the most rewarding job that you will have, but probably the most demanding one!
What you do or don’t know can have a lasting effect on your child’s life and teaching your child to behave is a very important part of your role as a parent.
Children need clear guidance and boundaries as well as your time and patience to help them develop into happy secure individuals.
All parents need support from other people from time to time. Your support network may include:
- Health Visitors/School nurses
Parenting groups can be a great place to meet other parents, learn new skills and share your knowledge and experience. These are some of the groups that are available:
- Triple P: Positive Parenting Programme.
This is an approach to parenting that aims to help children develop and manage children’s behaviour in non hurtful way.
- Family Links Nurturing.
The Nurturing Programme improves parents’ confidence and skills, encouraging the use of positive discipline while understanding their children’s emotional needs.
- Coping with Kids.
This is a step by step approach to dealing with every behaviour problems. It can teach any parent a set of skills for dealing with their child’s inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour.
Remember it is important to make time for yourself as a parent, if you feel tired and stressed your parenting skills will be compromised.
See if your local drug service offers Complementary Therapies. They can help to reduce anxiety and give you some time to yourself.
There are lots of useful services and web sites out there that can help:
www.direct.gov.uk/surestart - Surestart info and Local Children’s Centres
www.cafamily.org.uk Contact a Family - A UK charity for families with disabled children
www.disabilityaction.org Disability Action