Many parents feel that parenting has never been so ... complicated. At Fegans we are often helping parents who feel overwhelmed juggling busy lives with badly behaved children and teens. Additional challenges such as the breakdown of family life and the onset of social media issues mean that our parent support workers are often called out to support parents at the end of their tether. So we have put together some of our top tips for parenting, including a short mini course to help you with some of the most common issues.
The Parenting Top Tips starts with a mini course of three short videos relevant to the age group of your child.
When you sign up we ask you a couple of questions about your child so we can send you the most helpful tips we can - with love from Fegans to your family!
“Thank you Fegans for caring about me and my family and for giving me this wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to other families who are struggling.”
"This course helped me to understand why my teenager seems to fly off the handle at the smallest thing... and how to deal with it both in the moment and longer term"
"My son became addicted to online gaming last year and we just lost him completely. Thanks to this courseI was able to come up with a strategy to re-engage with him"
Many parents are also struggling with cyberbullying and self-harm.
If that is you, we also offer short mini courses on how to deal with these very difficult subjects
Ian is the CEO of Fegans.
He is also a Dad.
Ian speaks to many audiences up and down the country about many of the challenges facing parents - and their children.
Even in the face of ever more alarming mental health issues of our children and teens, Ian firmly believes that together we can transform our nation, one child at a time.
We are currently trialling running parent support sessions over the internet via webcam, so you can talk to us from the comfort of your home.
If you subscribe to our top tips we shall inform you as soon as we are ready to take bookings.
We would love to be able to offer our services for free. Sadly we rely on donations so need to charge to cover our costs.
We do not make a profit.
If your child is adopted or fostered, or has otherwise experience trauma or abuse, you may need extra assistance eg. from Fegans.
This is because even if the trauma, abuse or neglect may have occured years ago it may nevertheless have shaped the synaptic pathways in their brain. This can be reversed given time, expert help and patience.