Workshops

There are 6 new centrally organised parent workshops for the autumn term.
To book a place click here

Venue
Workshops take place at:

Bullen Hall (Hampton Wick Library)
Bennets Close
Hampton Wick
KT1 4AT

or

Wimbledon Gallery (Wimbledon Library)

35 Wimbledon Hill Road
SW19 7NB

Cost
Places are £15 for one with a reduced price of £25 for two. Please contact me if you cannot afford it. I have some free places available for parents of children on free school meals.

Time
All workshops are from 7.30pm – 9.30 pm

Saying No and Having it Work
September 29th  2011
Bullen Hall

All parents want their child to be happy but for many parents these days this means making sure they don’t cry or get upset and children are very quick learners. They soon realise that the way to get what they want is to turn on the tears or throw the most public tantrum ever. This is normal for a three year old but when a 7 year old is still doing it, or worse still a 14 year old then something is wrong.

In this fun two hour workshop we’ll be exploring the importance of saying no and having boundaries, how to set and maintain them and how to allow greater freedom as your child grows. Ideal for parents of children under 11

Living with Your Teenager 
6th October 2011
Bullen Hall

During the teenage years remaining positive with your child and about them can try even the most patient of parents. Most teenagers I work with report that their parents only ever fire questions at them , complain or nag. They don’t feel very cared about. Positive behaviour management is all about helping children feel good about themselves and the way they relate to you and the other people around them. This workshop will introduce you to a simple 5 step approach to positive behaviour management ideal for parents of teenagers.

A Parents’ Guide to Self Esteem

October 20th 2011

Bullen Hall

Children and young people will behave differently with siblings and peers, will learn more slowly , are unlikely to fulfil their potential and will be less inclined to work at new things if their self esteem is low. They may exhibit behavioural problems, have difficulty making friends and have poor sleep patterns, fixations or destructive behaviours.  They may also in extreme cases be vulnerable to substance misuse and harmful sexual behaviour choices.

This fully participatory two hour workshop will introduce to you the important features of self esteem- what it means, where it comes from and what we can do to help build good strong self esteem.

One of the best ways we can help children and young people have high self esteem is to look at our own – low self esteem often runs in families, so we’ll be looking a little at what we can do to help them by helping ourselves. Ideal for Parents and professionals working with children and young people of all ages

The 5 Step Approach to Positive Behaviour Management

3rd Novmber 2011

Wimbledon Gallery

This workshop could also be called ‘how not to shout at your kids so they do as they’re told and you don’t feel so stressed!’ But that’s a bit long winded.

Every parent wants happy, well balanced, well behaved kids – though we might not always agree on the details of what this looks like. This two hour workshop will help you identify what you really want and how to get there.

We’ll be going through 5 simple steps to managing your child’s behaviour. Its not going to give you a magic wand but when stuck to it can work wonders.

The workshop is fun and participatory with plenty of opportunity to talk to other parents about their experiences of parenting too . Ideal for parents of children under 8

Living with Your Teenager 
10th November 2011
Wimbledon Gallery

During the teenage years remaining positive with your child and about them can try even the most patient of parents. Most teenagers I work with report that their parents only ever fire questions at them , complain or nag. They don’t feel very cared about. Positive behaviour management is all about helping children feel good about themselves and the way they relate to you and the other people around them. This workshop will introduce you to a simple 5 step approach to positive behaviour management ideal for parents of teenagers.

Parenting the Bright and Challenging Child

17th November 2011

Wimbledon Gallery

Not sure if this is for you? Well here are some simple questions to help you decide.

  • Can your child run rings around you when they want?
  • Are they strong willed and independent to an unusual degree?
  • Can they be difficult to manage at times?
  • Are they bright, sparky and verbally able?

If you answered yes to all the above questions, then the chances are that you have a ‘bright and challenging’ child.  Whilst there are many positives to parenting such children, there are also particular concerns.

Bright and challenging children can be very difficult to manage once they hit adolescence, and many well end up doing their own thing completely from a far younger age than their peers.  If they are hard to manage now imagine how they will be at 13.  This workshop helps parents understand the core techniques and requirements of parenting such children whether they’re 5 or 12.

The workshop will be fully participatory and fun as well as providing you with some invaluable tips and techniques to help you parent your child.

Signed copies of the book “It’s not fair – Parenting the bright and challenging child by Gill Hines and Alison Baverstock will be available to buy at the workshops for anyone who wants one- or bring your own copy for signing.

Ideal for parents of 5-12 year olds

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