Family Links

We are pleased to announce that the Family Links Nurturing Programme is back, and will commence in February 2022.  Details will be sent to parents on the waiting list.  If you would like to join the waiting list, please complete the registration form below.

 

The Family Links Nurturing Programme, available to Woodford Green Prep parents and carers.

The Family Links Nurturing Programme for parents is a 11 week course which runs twice a year.

The course covers strategies that help when dealing with some of the common issues parents encounter at home and allows time for discussion and sharing ideas in a supportive environment.

Join us at our introductory session Week Zero to find out what the course is about, have a chance to ask any questions and enjoy tea and biscuits!

The course costs £50 for 11 sessions. Please complete and submit the form at the bottom of the page to register for the next course. Places are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.  For further information please email m.kallis-georgiou@wgprep.co.uk

 Course Outline 
Week 0 Introductory Session
Week 1 Introducing the Programme; Building Blocks: The Four Constructs; Giving Praise
Week 2 The Question of Discipline; Time to Calm Down
Week 3 Family Rules; Rewards and Penalties
Week 4 Personal Power; Self-Esteem; Choices and Consequences
Week 5 Feelings…and what we do with them; Communicating Clearly
Week 6 Kinds of Touch; Nurturing Ourselves
Week 7 Ages and Stages in Children’s Development; Helping Children grow up
Week 8 Helping Children Stay Safe; Issues around safeguarding
Week 9 Time to Play; Behaviour to Ignore; Problem Solving
Week 10 Continuing the Family Journey; Celebration

 

‘The course made me realise so much about myself, not just as a mother but as a person and it will stay with me for a long time.  I’m truly grateful for what I learnt.  Thank you for everything you offered, I would do it all again in a heartbeat.’

'Family Links – the School of Life

I am so glad I joined the 10 Week Family Links programme at WGPS. This course has been a gift for me as a parent and as an individual, as it has taught me how to use effective tools for life. I wish I had had access to this course 10 years ago!

Thank you to the facilitators for being so warm, welcoming and non-judgemental. As a group I feel we created a safe space where we could be open and honest in confidence, sharing similar parenting experiences and learning from each other. There were times we laughed so much together; the word-art yoga-person is full of memories I will cherish.

Thank you for giving me back my family; I feel closer to my children as I can understand them now. The board game really helps us connect on a deeper level. I can see they are good kids who just need my well-informed guidance and nurturing. After the session “ages and stages”, I’ve been able to set more realistic expectations and boundaries. I’ve also empowered my children with appropriate responsibilities – which they have loved and which has been a huge help for me too. I find myself saying “it’s your choice” a lot more; the session on “choices and consequences” has really taught me about the power of positive discipline.

Before joining, I thought I would learn how to change my children’s behaviour. With the tips from this course I ended up making small daily changes in my own behaviour and to my working schedule. Over time, I have prioritised my self-care and emotional health, and felt better able to cope as a parent. My relationship with my children has become stronger automatically and there is less conflict. I now pay more attention to good behaviours and am more grateful for what I have. Praise really is magic! Thank you so much!'

('The Family Links Programme provided me with tools and techniques to deal with various parenting situations and at the same time reassured me that what I have been doing is ok.  The support provided by the facilitators in a warm, friendly, non-judgemental environment was priceless.  After two lockdowns it was most definitely welcome therapy!  All parents should have the opportunity do this, both mums AND dads.  This is the handbook hospitals should hand out when people have babies!')

‘The Family Links course has been a life changer. Informative, fun, and eye-opening, I have gained invaluable knowledge and tools that have all improved family life pretty much immediately. The facilitators fostered a wonderfully warm and safe environment, which was so important given the content. I feel empowered to be the best version of myself with the children and the ripple effect of this is vast! I will forever be grateful for having had this course and would not hesitate to

recommend it to anyone.’

Family Links Application Form

Family Links Application Form
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