Becoming a parent is one of the biggest changes any of us experience. It takes over our lives, challenges us in a multitude of unexpected ways and never lets up. It’s no surprise then that the majority of working parents would like more help.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Employees with children show near total commitment to employers that are seen genuinely to help them reconcile their work and family responsibilities. In addition, many of the skills of being a great parent are very similar to those of a great supervisor or manager.
Businesses that support their employees as parents will
Read on below to find out about our offer for companies. For more information on how to support working parents in your organisation please email email@example.com.
i. Moments Matter
60 minute high-energy experience for groups of up to 100
It can be hard to be the parent you’d love to be. But there are some key choices you can make to give you more control over the moments that matter.
Research shows that nearly half of all parents feel that they’re not spending enough time with their children. Even when they do, many are distracted, exhausted or simultaneously working through a household to-do list.
Findings in psychology show that so much of how we feel about our role as a parent comes down to two things: our mindset, and our ability to make the most of the moments that matter.
In 60 minutes you will:
What parents say about the session:
"It reminds us about being truly present in the present."
"There is so much more we can do to become better as parents and this training focused on the good things to practice."
"It just raised the bar of what good looks like."
ii. Parent Gym Programme
Six sessions lasting two hours each which can be bought by individual topic or as a programme and which provide practical tools and tips to help family life run more smoothly.
Over the six sessions you will:
Around 10,000 parents have already been on the programme and 96% of those surveyed said that they would recommend Parent Gym to other parents.
Getting my kids to eat vegetables had always been a struggle, but I learnt to be more persistent with things than I had been before. Usually if my son didn't like something, I just wouldn't give it to him but I got the idea of consistently putting it on his plate every meal time and eventually it worked. He realised that vegetables are not all bad and is now happily eating carrots!
Coming to Parent Gym was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The content of the course was spot on. As a parent there are always things to learn or be reminded of, and to me that is exactly what Parent Gym is about- it gave me the tools to make life easier. Now when I want to implement a rule or find an activity to do with him I consult my Parent Gym Magazines. To all parents who are thinking of joining please do as it's very rewarding. I cannot believe I completed the course with an 11 week old baby in tow- that's how comfortable and inclusive Parent Gym was. And now, even though the course is finished, the group still meets. Thank you all for putting together such a wonderful programme.