Support For Parents
“Being a parent is not always easy. You are not alone if you find it difficult sometimes.
But it’s OK. You can talk to us.”
Every child is different and at every stage we are faced with new challenges and situations to handle.”
Open for Parents are going to be running some really useful parenting workshops at Meridian over the next few months. You will see that I have added the information into Key Dates above and these will be added to the school website calendar too.
Open for Parents provide information, advice and support for parents and carers who want to support their child’s development and wellbeing, who may be experiencing some difficulty with managing their child’s behaviour or who simply want some tips and strategies for dealing with common childhood and teen issues.
Open for Parents want everyone in a parenting role in East Sussex to feel supported and ensure that East Sussex is a great place to grow up. Open for Parents offers a variety of support through the Triple P programme: talks, one-off groups, longer courses, brief one-to-one support and online courses and this support is going to be available at Meridian in the summer terms. Open for Parents aim to provide practical positive ways to manage some of the challenges you may encounter. They can also signpost parents to other appropriate services and work in partnership with other agencies to support families. Open for parents is funded by East Sussex County Council and the NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group. Triple P delivery is supported by Triple P UK.
Our trained Parenting Practitioner is Juliette Moxom-Farrer who is really excited about leading these sessions at Meridian and she is keen to meet as many parents as possible.
Here are the dates and more information about the sessions Juliette has planned:
2nd May – Welcome Session: Come along to meet Juliette and find out more about Open for Parents and Triple P. This session starts at 9am in the Annexe – we look forward to seeing you there!
9th May – Session 1: Self Esteem and Anxiety – come to this session to help your child cope with their anxiety and reduce their fears. 9am – 11am in the Annexe.
23rd May – Session 2: Dealing with disobedience - Do you find your child sometimes doesn’t listen or follow your instructions? Come to this two hour discussion group and gain simple yet effective strategies. 9am – 11am in the Annexe
6th June – Session 3: Managing fighting and aggression - All children have disagreements or arguments at times. Come to this two hour discussion group to gain simple and effective strategies to help your child get on better with others. 9am – 11am in the Annexe.
20th June – Drop in session: Come along and speak to Juliette to find out more about Open for Parents or about any issues or questions you have relating to parenting your child. 9am – 11am in the Annexe.
We need to ensure that there are enough parents/carers attending these sessions so to avoid disappointment please make sure that you book yourself on to these sessions.
Please book this session either via the school office firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form below.
If you want to find out more, please do visit www.openforparents.org.uk