Parenting is a relationship that invites us to overcome our limitations and adapt to change. And most times can be very challenging. These challenges do not have to be faced alone. Our Parent Support Group meets fortnightly to help you make positive changes in your parenting. The support group is a place to come together with other parents to share feelings, exchange creative parenting practices based on your own personal experiences and develop a lasting network of friends who can serve as an ongoing resource. Each meeting provides a combination of support and education for parents. You can expect structured workshops led by a professional facilitators paired with open, informal conversations between parents.
Participants will be supported in:
Finding sustainable ways of supporting themselves and their children. Developing effective communication skills respectful of themselves and others. Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries. Developing healthy responses to self-defeating behaviour in themselves and others. Shifting ‘stuck’ family dynamics.
The following information will be discussed and shared:
The impact of mental health problems on your child and family.
The stress of dealing with multiple doctors, learning a whole new vocabulary & dealing with the financial aspects. How to talk to the educators about your child’s difficulties.
Special classes and services available. How to talk to the educators about your child’s difficulties. How to remain optimistic.
Gaining confidence in your own ideas about what your child wants and needs.
Dates: March 21st, April 4th & 18th, May 2nd, 16th and the 30th, June 13th & 27th
July 11th & 25th, August 8th & 22nd, September 5th & 19th
October 2rd, 17th & 31st, November 14th & 28th, December 12th
Mark de la Rey: B.Soc.Sci (Hons) Psychology (Rhodes), M.A. Clinical Psychology (P.U.K.)
Jonathan Mitchell: BA (HSS) (Psych) (UNISA)