How to communicate
How to balance warmth and discipline
How to be consistent with limit setting
How to raise healthy children
How to encourage learning
How to build a support network for parents and children
The programme allows parents the fantastic chance to make connections and establish a bonding network, something which I feel no other programme would allow.
Kensington Primary has moved from RI to outstanding in less than three years but is now setting its sights even higher
The school works with some of its most vulnerable families to help them develop their parenting skills via the national Parent Gym initiative. This is a series of six two-hour workshops delivered by a trained member of staff. The sessions cover things like how to communicate, balancing warmth and discipline and how to encourage learning.
“The feedback we get is that it can be transformative. Some parents, and their children as a result, have had their lives turned round.”
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Claire Katzenellenbogen, director of Parent Gym, which runs parenting courses, emphasises the importance of developing critical thinking: “The biggest gift we can give our children is to help them think critically about what it all means. That the beautiful photos they see on Instagram might look real, but have often been doctored.”
"It has been a really big difference with how I treat my kids." – watch the full video feedback here.
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