Toolbox Parenting Group
The Early Years
The most important years in your child’s development are the early years. No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will. Remember that, when it comes to your child’s development, you are the builder and everyone else is merely the sub-contractor. Toolbox is there to help you enjoy these years with your child.
During six sessions you will discover and apply new tools and strategies to use with your family. Our hope is that by the end of this course you will have the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.
There are separate groups for parents of 0-6 year-olds, 7-12 year-olds and teenagers.
Never forget that the effort you put into parenting your children during these early years will have enormous pay-offs in the future.
The Teenage Years
The teenage years have been described as the best and the worst. Parenting a teenager can be like riding a roller coaster. One moment life is filled with the uphill stress of unpredictability, growing tension, fatigue, quarrelling and negative responses, and the next minute a light moment can lift your family into hope, fun and laughter. Life with a teenager can move families in either direction within a moment’s notice. Many parents are intimidated by stories they have heard from others or by their contemporaries’ experiences of life with teenagers. We hope to convince you that although these years may be challenging they can actually be the best years of your life. Negotiated with style, this is a time when you connect in a special way with the future while you enjoy watching your young person grow in experience, competence and good judgment. We aim to give tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness, and to help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.