Talking and listening to your child in a positive way every day
Getting the right balance of closeness and independence
Bring calm to your family with rules and routines that work
Keep yourself and your family healthy and happy
Help develop healthy learning habits with your child
Keep your family feeling happy, supported and loved
Parents reported they felt confident in parenting their children when it came to implementing strategies for behaviour. One parent said "I've learnt how to love and respect my child. This I never had as a child myself which made it difficult for me to show love and affection. I now love and cherish every moment I have and feel empowered." Parents are telling other parents within the school community about the programme and the impact it has had. Teachers have reported children whose parents attend the course are presenting calm and increased sustained concentration. Parents are also eager to become involved with their child's education.
Volunteering for Parent Gym has honestly given me far more than I feel I have given in return- I’ve met a bunch of wonderful parents, made a whole new circle of friends with the other coaches, and have got to know a wonderful organisation.
Parent Gym coach, Miranda Tobias, spoke about how her work with the organisation has made her reassess the way she thinks about parenthood: "When we become a parent we are not provided with an instruction booklet. We learn how to become more effective by making mistakes, reflecting on them and trying out new ways of dealing with situations."
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