Parenting Programmes

The Nurturing Programme

The Nurturing Programme provides adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.

The Nurturing Programme was developed to address and use the following four constructs as building blocks of emotionally healthy relationships:

  • Self-awareness
  • Appropriate expectations
  • Empathy
  • Positive discipline

The Incredible Years® Parent Program 

The Incredible Years® Parent Programs help parents meet the social and emotional needs of young children. The programs strengthen parenting skills and fosters involvement in children’s lives to promote children’s academic, social and emotional competencies and reduce conduct problems.

The parent programs focus on strengthening parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and language development. 

Five to Thrive

The Five to Thrive model is a way of understanding how connected relationships are fundamental to human wellbeing and help us build resilient communities.

The Five to Thrive building blocks describe a sequence of relational activities that build healthy brains in young children and maintain healthy brain function throughout life.

The five to thrive approach is a set of 5 key activities; the ‘building blocks’ for a healthy brain. They are drawn from research into the key processes of attachment and attunement that forge bonds between young children and their carers.

The 5 key activities are: Talk, Play, Relax, Cuddle & Respond.

Welcome to The World 

These eight sessions are a relaxed way for parents to think about the transition to parenthood and discuss issues that can be a challenge for every new mother and father. Over the eight weeks you’ll meet with other parents and trained group leaders to talk about important questions such as “How is my baby developing?” “How should I feed my baby?” “What will I do when my baby cries?” “Is help available?”

Key topics 

  • Understanding your baby – a baby’s brain development
  • Your future as parents and as a family
  • Your roots, traditions, hopes and fears for the future
  • Breastfeeding and the practical tasks of caring for a new baby
  • The need to nurture ourselves

Practical information 

  • Parents attend the group from approximately 22 weeks of pregnancy
  • Partners are welcome to come to the sessions too and it’s also fine to come on your own or with another relative or friend
  • There are eight sessions with a tea and coffee break 
  • Open to first-time parents as well as those who already have children

Parenting Puzzle

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