Build your parenting skills this autumn

Parents in South Leeds are being invited to join a course that will help them build on their parenting skills and build positive relationships with their children.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is a free inclusive course to help parents and carers raise happy confident children from ages 3-18 years.

The popular programme welcomes parents and carers from all backgrounds and will also inform a study that will help shape family services in the future. The course runs for 3 hours a week for 13 weeks, starting on Thursday 16 September 2021. The group will end with a celebration and everyone will receive a certificate and a parent manual.

Participants will be asked to complete four questionnaires over the course of a year with the incentive of a £40 voucher for completing them all.

The course aims to help you:

  • build positive family relationships
  • manage anger and stress
  • implement effective discipline strategies
  • gain confidence and communication skills
  • understand your child’s development
  • recognise and value your family and cultural traditions

Parents and carers who have completed the course have commented:

“Children don’t come with a manual, this is the next best thing.”

“This research is long overdue! No matter how good a parent you think you are, you certainly can be a better one after this programme.”

“I found it very supportive being part of a group and sharing ideas with other parents.”

To find out more please contact Liz Shillito on 07711 489997; or Emma Rutherford on 07703 567486