The Parenting Puzzle Course

What is the Parenting Puzzle?

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but looking after them can be stressful and challenging. 

The Parenting Puzzle courses help deal with those challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life. They are tried and tested programmes, they helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

The courses encourage and support parents & carers to enjoy bringing up children of all ages and to get the best out of family life.

They offer positive, practical ways of guiding children so they learn to handle both their feelings and their behaviour.

The sessions are informal, fun and a great confidence booster.

We offer 2 courses:

4 week programme

These workshops help deal with challenges so that you can have a calmer, happier life, it’s a tried and tested programme that helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

We look at a range of topics including:

Praise & Encouragement

Child-led Play

Boundaries & Parenting Styles

Choices & Consequences

10 week programme

Over the 10-week Programme, you will look at lots of different topics, including:

Understanding why children behave as they do

Recognising the feelings behind behaviour (ours and theirs)

Exploring different approaches to discipline

Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children

Learning the importance of looking after ourselves.

Comments from parents who have attended the course

Some of the sessions that we covered I found very interesting and one in particular was aimed at family time and listening.  I found that I didn’t really listen to my children and realized that is why I was probably shouting a lot as they were doing the same to me. I cant say it has been a miracle cure but I now more aware of listening to my children, sometimes it is painful especially my 3 year old but they seem happier in the long run as I am giving them my attention.

I thought the Parenting Puzzle was really useful and enjoyable and full of lots of useful tips and advice.  I also thought it was a great opportunity to reflect on how you and your family are doing and what things you would like to do more of and what things you would like to change.  It also reminded me not to get so caught up in the day-to-day chores of family life that you lose sight of having fun with your children!   

If you would like more information or to place your name on our waiting list for the next available course please contact:

Caroline Atkins: 01276 473093 or email caroline@bagshot.surrey.sch.uk

Baby Weighing Clinics 2016 / 2017

Baby Weighing pic

Our Health Visitor Drop-In Baby Weighing Clinics  for December and January will be held on the following dates:

Bagshot Clinics (held at the Bagshot Sure Start Children’s Centre, School Lane, GU19 5BP) are from 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm and will be held on:   Monday 19th December and Monday 16th January

(Bagshot Clinics are held the first and third Monday of each month)

Lightwater Clinics (held at the All Saint’s Community Hall, Broadway Road, GU18 5SJ) are from 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm  and will be held on:   Tuesday 24th January

(Please note that Lightwater Clinics are now only held on the fourth Tuesday of each month)

Please be aware that owing to the Christmas Bank Holidays there will not be a Clinic in Lightwater during December and there will not be a Clinic in Bagshot on 2nd January

 

FREE Bookstart Baby Pack

Do you live in the Bagshot, Lightwater or Windlesham area and have a baby who is under one?

Have you received your Bookstart Baby Pack for them? 

If not, please speak to a member of staff when you next visit the Centre for Baby Weighing or our New Babies and Under One’s Group and bring your Red Book with you

bookstart

Your Bookstart Baby Pack is a great free resource that contains everything you need to get started with sharing stories, rhymes and songs with your baby to help build their early language skills – it is never too early to start:

  • Board books– perfect to enjoy with your baby
  • Babies Love Books– get top tips about sharing books, recommendations for more books to share and a £1 book token
  • Information on local library services join your local library where you can have access to a wide range of suitable books and take part in their free Rhymetime/Storytime sessions for babies and toddlers

You can also join Bookstart’s Bear Club – for more information on this and other great ideas

please click on the ‘Bookstart’ link