What is this programme?
This programme helps parents to understand and manage their child’s behaviour. The programme aims to help parents to increase use of positive strategies to enhance children’s positive behaviours (play, praise, rewards) and to increase confidence in selectively using strategies to reduce unwanted behaviours (limit setting, ignoring, timeout). The programme emphasises the importance of parents’ sharing their experiences and encourages them to look at the benefits and challenges of each strategy to help children to learn new behaviours.
Who is it for?
This programme is for Babies, Toddlers, 2-5 and 6-12 year olds. Programmes vary from 10 weeks to 22 weeks according to level of need.
Content of the programme
The course runs weekly for 12 weeks for two and a half hours.
The course covers the following topics:
· Building a relationship through play
· Praising and rewarding your child
· Setting boundaries
· Reducing unwanted behaviour through ignoring and time out
· Looking after yourself and helping to keep calm
· Solving problems with your child
Where is the programme delivered?
In Weston South, Weston East and Central/North localities.
How it can be accessed
It is expected that anyone referring a parent will have completed an assessment (for example, a CAF or ASSET).