Parent Nurturing Programme

What is the Parent Nurturing Programme?

The Parent Nurturing Programme from Family Links believes that children are rewarding, stimulating and fun although looking after them can be stressful and challenging. The Parent Nurturing Programme helps deal with these challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier family life. The Parent Nurturing Programme aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start for their lives, which contributes to learning

Over the 10 week course you will look at topics including:

  • Understanding why children behave the way they do
  • Recognising the feelings behind behaviours (ours and theirs)
  • Exploring different approaches to discipline
  • Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children
  • The importance of looking after and nurturing ourselves

Practical Information

  • There are 10 x 2 hour sessions with a break for refreshments in each session.
  • We recommend that you come to all ten sessions as the programme fits together like a puzzle.
  • You are welcome to come to the sessions on your own or with a partner or another relative who supports you in the care of your child.
  • The programme is delivered in an informal style with a group of approximately 12 parents.
  • The programme is best-suited to parents with toddlers, nursery and primary aged-children.
  • We provide a crèche run by qualified staff.