We know that parenting can feel exhausting and relentless but our hope is that families see these evenings as getting expert support (perhaps even before they need it) and to help all of us live joy filled family lives.
For example last year we launched ‘The Teenage Years’ a series of talks to guide parents through what can feel like the toughest of times. During that year we spoke to over 700 families (and we think you are amazing by the way) across four evenings but due to the success of these talks we were asked to advise how parents can build resilience in their children before they reach the teenage years.
Yet again the response has been incredible, yet some parents were disappointed not to be able to attend due to childcare issues.
In response to that feedback last week Fegans hosted their first Happy Child, Happy Parent talk in Sevenoaks, inviting parents of primary school age children to hear more about what we do, and give advice and tips on positive parenting. Yet again the response has been incredible, yet some parents were disappointed not to be able to attend due to childcare issues. For this reason we are sending you an email with some of the key points from the evening. We would be most grateful if you could share them to allow all of the parents in your school to access this information and guidance.
The need for happy homes and the best parenting we can provide (after all we can only do our best!) has never been more important in tackling the mental health crisis that is impacting our nation. 75% of adult mental health disorders are diagnosable before the tender age of 17, yet only 7% of mental health budgets are spent on children.
With these facts in our minds, and our love for children in our hearts, we will continue, with your help, to provide counselling for those most in need, and parent support for as many families we can reach.To find out more about parent support, please click here. You can find articles on parenting on our Parent Page, and follow us on social media for updates and news on upcoming events in your area.