Being a parent can be wonderful, but it also brings many challenges. Bringing up children to be confident and emotionally healthy whilst living away from the support of family and friends, and juggling the commitments of work and family life, is not easy.
Last week I led the first session of a new course on developing parenting skills. I have a lovely group of truly international parents to work with, who have bought their curiosity, energy and enthusiasm with them to the group. I think I am going to learn a great deal from them as we explore and reflect on what being a good parent means to us, our relationships and influences, how we listen to and talk with our children, deal with challenging behaviour and an awful lot more.
The course consists of 10 sessions, and is held in the shiny new premises of the BISS College in Forus, Stavanger. Aiming to provide a supportive and empowering environment, and the opportunity to give you time to think about your own and your children’s confidence and self-esteem, this is a really positive course to help you develop a range of skills and approaches to be a more effective parent.
If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to sign up for the next course, beginning in January, please contact me.