Discussion Groups

Discussion groups are for those who are enjoying parenting but want to know how to deal with specific problem behaviour.

These are two-hour, small group sessions that offer practical advice for tackling a specific problem behaviour, and you can choose from a range of topics.

This topic uses shopping trips as an example of one of the most common times parents have to deal with difficult behaviour in public.

Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step-by-step suggestions for preventing problems in this and other potentially difficult community situations.

This discussion group covers why some children have difficulty learning to follow instructions.

The group explores strategies and parents develop a personal plan to teach their child limits and manage disobedience when necessary.

This discussion topic explores different problems parents commonly face at bedtime and some of the reasons why they happen.

The skills children need to get into a good bedtime routine are discussed and parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help prevent problems.

In this session, parents are encouraged to share their experiences of aggressive and destructive behaviour from their children and discuss some of the reasons children fight.

This group covers the skills that children need to be able to cooperate and get along with others. Parents learn how to teach skills such as sharing, communicating, and being gentle. They also prepare plans to manage times when fighting and aggression do occur.

Monthly, hour long SEND Workshops. Each month we will discuss a different topic, give you an update on the Parenting and Family Intervention Service SEND Teams and offer some time for questions and answers.

We offer a selection of discussion groups delivered in different languages with an interpreter. Please contact the Team if you require further information.

During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences and ideas about dealing with non-cooperation and discuss reasons why teenagers can be uncooperative.

Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents develop a plan to motivate their teenager to be more cooperative.

In this session parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and skills that teens need to calm themselves down.

Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teen to better manage their emotions.

This discussion topic explores why teenagers sometimes make risky decisions and how they can learn to keep themselves safe while gradually developing independence. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help their teen plan for a situation which may potentially put their health or wellbeing at risk.

During this discussion, parents explore experiences of conflict with their teenager and discuss why sometimes this occurs in families. Positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teens how to get along with other family members and resolve problems.

This workshop is for co-parenting couples to attend together who are either living together or apart. This is an opportunity to reflect on what is working well in the family, putting the children’s needs first and what areas could be further developed or changed. The workshop aims to improve child development and outcomes, parenting, family resilience and family relationships. The Being a Parent Together workshop creates a trusting group ethos, where parents are encouraged and supported.

There are three workshops available:

  • Good enough parenting, working as a team and managing conflict
  • Understanding children's feelings and behaviours
  • Communication styles and I statements
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