Groups for Parents and Carers
We host a variety of Groups for you as Parents/Carers, to help bring out the best in your children.
Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things in the world. Yet at times it can also be incredibly challenging, our courses give you opportunities to build confidence, consider additional strategies, gain advice/support, and, also an opportunity to meet others.
Two hour slots in Locality Area managed by the Parenting Practitioner Aim of Parenting Clinic is to assess parenting support needs and provide most appropriate service
To signpost to other services or group that is most appropriate
Here are the groups we have on offer
Birth and Beyond
A 4 week Antenatal course exploring
- Getting to know your unborn Baby
- Changes for your/partner
- Giving Birth and meeting baby
- Parents health and wellbeing
- Feeding, bathing & practical care
Duration 10/12 week course for 1 hour 30 minutes
PEEP - is a Learning together programme aimed at families with children to value and build on the home learning environment and relationships with their children, by making the most of everyday learning opportunities - listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together, PEEP supports babies and children to make the most of their opportunities by becoming confident communicators and active learners ready for school.
Groups are separated into ages to be able to focus on the development of the Childs Stage of development.
Triple P Discussion Groups
Duration: four, one off session for two hours.
A discussion group is a short, small group session run by a trained Triple P provider. Each session brings together about 10-12 parents who are experiencing the same parenting issue. They will be given tips and suggestions for dealing with your child's problem behaviour. They'll watch short video clips showing other parents successfully dealing with the same issue and be encouraged to share their thoughts with the other parents in the group. The parents will be given a take-home work book with simple exercises and information to help them try out the new strategies at home.
There are four problem topics to choose from:
- Dealing with disobedience
- Developing good bedtime routines
- Managing fighting and aggression
- Hassle-free shopping with children
Triple P Programme 2-10 year olds
Duration: seven sessions for two hours
Triple P is a positive parenting programme, but it doesn't tell you how to be a parent. It's more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. From the start, you'll be given tips and suggestions to fit the needs of your family. You'll see scenes from the Every Parent's Survival Guide DVD, which reveal those familiar behaviour problems in children, and show you how the Triple P strategies work in real life. Your workbook will give you the tools and information you need to start positive parenting right away at home. Each session brings together about 10-12 parents who are experiencing the same parenting issue.
Triple P can help parents and carers to:
- Raise happy, confident kids
- Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
- Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
- Encourage behaviour you like
- Take care of yourself as a parent
- Feel confident you're doing the right thing
Understanding Your Child
Duration: 10/11 sessions for two hours
The Solihull Approach parenting group is to support parents to think about how relationships parent/child can be developed as a lifelong skill and to understand child development to include:
- exploring feelings
- Parenting styles
- Behavioural difficulties
- Brain development
each session will being together 8-10 parents and give the opportunity of peer support and meeting new people experiencing the same issues or just wanting to develop their knowledge.
Talking Teens: Family Links
Duration: five sessions for two hours
The programme aims to improve the relationship between parents or carers and teenagers by developing parents' understanding of communication, teenage development and the influence of brain development on behaviour. Parents will also consider conflict and positive approaches to boundary setting and problem solving. Each session brings together about 8 - 10 parents who are experiencing the same parenting issue. Topics covered:-
- Being a parent of a teenager
- Understanding your teenager
- Communication with your teenager
- Managing conflict
Teen Triple P
7 week programme, 2 hour sessions
Helps parents and carers to cope positively with some common issues with raising a teenager, Topics covered:
- Factors which influence teenage behaviour
- Developing positive relationship with your teenager
- Encouraging appropriate behaviour
- Preparing for new or risky situations
- Managing problem behaviour