Parenting courses set to resume

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Parenting programmes run by Presbyterian Support Family Works are set to resume.
Group work co-ordinator Rae Hubac said the variety of courses based at Presbyterian Support’s South Dunedin and Moray Pl offices could support parents with children at different ages and stages of life.
“Being a parent can be tough and raising kids is something that you often learn how to do as the kids grow,” Ms Hubac said.
The courses included Harakeke Group, which is a fortnightly group at Elliot House, in South Dunedin, for parents who may be parenting alone, wanting parenting support, or keen to gain tips and ideas on making parenting easier and more enjoyable.
Negotiating the Minefield was a “great” course for helping parents to understand and respond to teenagers, which would be held over six weeks on a Tuesday night at Elliot House, Ms Hubac said.
The Heads Up group, which would run on a Tuesday morning for six weeks at Elliot House, was “ideal” for young parents, as it helped them build a positive relationship with their children and develop confidence.
The course would begin on February 14.
The final group on offer was a “fun, activity-based” group for children aged 6 to 11, called Growing Taller.
Ms Hubac said the children in the group, which meets on a Thursday morning during the school term at Family Works’ Moray Pl office, could be having a hard time at home or school that was contributing to poor self-image and anxiety and causing difficulties for them in managing their emotions.
For more information about any Family Works programmes visit psotago.org.nz. Phone Rae Hubac on (03) 470-0848 to find out more and register your interest in a listed programme.