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					                                                       What other parents have                                                     Support for
               Teenagers                                                                                                        Parents in Welwyn
                                                       said ……….
                                                                                                                                   and Hatfield
                                                       “The course surpassed my expecta-
Living with Teenagers
FREE six-week course to explore what might             tions— it helped me to deal with things
turn teenagers off and look at what might get
in the way of effective communication with
                                                       I didn’t realise were about anger before
your teenager and what might be behind                 I came.”
their challenging behaviour. The course will
then look at ways to stay connected with               “Change is possible!”
your teenager, looking at positive negotiating
skills and how to build a more positive rela-          “Small changes make a big difference.”
tionship with your teen.
Wednesdays, 7.00-9.00 pm, 6th, 13th, 20th              “It was good to meet other parents in
October and 3rd, 10th, 17th November at De
Havilland Primary School, Travellers Lane,             similar situations and share                                Parenting a child can be the toughest
Hatfield. To book a place please contact                                                                           job in the world and can often be very
Nadine Cole on 01438 843030 or email:                  experiences.”                                               challenging. Most parents find there
admin_dpteamcentral@hertscc.gov.uk                                                                                 comes a time when some extra
                                                       “I would recommend this course to                           support can be very helpful.
Workshop                                               other people.”                                              Enclosed are courses and workshops
Understanding Teenagers                                                                                            about managing behaviour, handling
Would you like to support your teenager to             “wish the course could have been                            anger within the family, raising self
raise their self-esteem, boost confidence, body                                                                    esteem or parenting a child with
image and develop responsibly whilst also find-        longer.”                                                    additional needs. There’s something
ing out more about how you can help them to                                                                        for everyone. Creches may be
handle the unsafe situations which 21st Cen-                                                                       available for daytime sessions—
tury teens face.                                                                                                   please ask.
Thursday, 4 November, 7.00-9.00 pm at
Bishops Hatfield Girls School, Woods Lane,                                                                         Groups are informal, fun and very
Hatfield. To book, as above.                                                                                       welcoming.

Strengthening Families, Strengthen-
ing Communities—Worried about your                                                                                           Free
child’s anti-social behaviour? These 13-week                                                                         Workshops and Courses
courses will strengthen parenting skills and help
you manage behaviour. Courses available             If you would like more information, or you cannot find a         September—December
throughout the county. For ages 8-13. Contact       course for your needs, please contact Jill Weddle, Parenting             2010
Emma on 01992 555909 for dates and venues of        and Information Officer (Welwyn Hatfield), District
future courses.                                     Partnership Team, Children Schools and Families, Herts
                                                    County Council, Email: jill.weddle@hertscc.gov.uk
                   All Ages                                                     0-5s                                                     5-12s
Handling Anger in Ourselves and our                      Family Links—The Parenting Puzzle                         ‘Managing Behaviour—The Timeout Way’
Children Raises awareness of the causes and              Come and find out how to get the best out of              (based on 123 Magic) and ‘The Parenting
effects of anger in ourselves and others. The course     family life. This 10-week Nurturing Programme for         Puzzle’ See courses in section for 0-5s year olds.
will look at recognising early warning signs and what    parents will focus on raising self-esteem and self
triggers our personal anger and how to manage an-        awareness, empathy, positive discipline and appropri-     Parenting a Child with Special Needs South-
ger at different points, and also enables parents to     ate expectations. All these help families to grow in      field School are offering this 6-week course to support
respond helpfully to children’s anger and be more        confidence and provide consistency and boundaries         parents of children aged 2-12 with additional needs. It
aware of why children feel angry.10 am -12 midday,       with rewards and penalties within the family which give   will focus on the emotions of having a child with
2nd November—7th December, Hatfield venue to be          a positive affect on the family                           additional needs and the challenges facing parents. It
                                                         atmosphere. Oak Tree Children’s Centre are offering       explores the effects on relationships, siblings and the
Contact Nadine Cole on 01438 843030 or email:
                                                         two courses this Autumn –day and evening. A crèche        wider family and finding solutions and strategies to
                                                         will be available for the daytime course only and book-   lessen the isolation and stresses involved and how to
                                                         ing in advance will be essential. Dates : Daytime:        work successfully with professionals. Evenings, 6.00-
Surviving Parenthood Are you at the end of                                                                         8.00 pm, 4th Oct—15 Nov (excl half term). Book a
                                                         1.00-3.00 pm, 23rd September -.2nd December.
your tether? Have things at home got out of control                                                                place with Nadine Cole, as before.
and you’re feeling stressed? Is your family experienc-   Evenings: Mondays, 20 Sept—29 Nov, 7.00-9.00pm.
ing bereavement? Do you need someone to speak            at Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Holwell Road, WGC
to? If so, then come along to meet our parenting         To book—Contact Ria Hayley, as before                     Raising Self-Esteem —The Greatest Gift
counsellors in a very relaxed, informal, small group,                                                              This 4-week course will support you to help develop
or just have a face-to-face chat with them. Contact:     Managing Behaviour—The Timeout Way Are                    emotional security in your child. Find out about self-
Jan Crook or Avril Burns on 01923 427304. Second                                                                   esteem and why it’s important, and learn how we can
                                                         you struggling to manage your child’s behaviour? If
Friday in the month from 10 Sept : 9.30—11.30. The                                                                 show love to our children and how we can make them
                                                         you have a child aged between 2-10 years, then this
Orchard Room, Peartree Primary School, Peartree                                                                    feel loved. To be held at Birchwood Avenue Primary
                                                         popular 6-week course is for you. The course helps        School, Hatfield on Mondays, 9.30-11.30, October
Lane, WGC, AL7. Hatfield venue to also be                you stop troublesome behaviour and start good behav-
confirmed. Plus limited 1-1 Wednesday appointments                                                                 11th, 18th, and 1st, 8th November. To book contact
                                                         iour at home, school and in public. 9.30-11.30 am,        Nadine Cole as before.
available to book in advance with Nadine, above.         Thursdays, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd,
                                                         9th December at Tenterfield Children’s Centre, Wel-       Bully Busters! Workshop. How can we support our
Protective Behaviours                                    wyn village. To book a place, contact Nadine Cole, as     childen. Thursday, 18 November at Holwell Primary
First Steps to …. a Safer Life This 8-week               before. A free crèche will be available but booking a     School, Holwell Road, Welwyn Garden City. Time to
course will help you recognise and trust your own        place in advance is essential. (Based on 123 Magic)       be confirmed. Book a place with Nadine, as before
feelings and develop strategies for self protection.
The course will help you develop new coping strate-
                                                         Raising Under 5s—What Every Parent                        Parents Drop-In - Support for parents and
gies to build self-confidence and safer relationships;
be assertive; understand the impact of domestic vio-     Should Know! A free 6-week course covering top-           carers of school age children with
lence on children; manage unsafe situations. 9.30-       ics about developing emotional security and self-         additional needs or disabilities. Friendly and
11.30 am, Tuesdays, 5 October — 30th November,           esteem, loving limits, developing a loving discipline     informal group. Sessions often have a speaker to talk
excl. half term at Our Ladys Family Centre, Woodhall,    style for your family, keeping safe and keeping sane.     about topics of interest or concern for parents. Just
Welwyn Garden City. Creche available but booking         3rd Nov—8th December, evenings, 7.00-9.00 pm at           turn up for a coffee and chat! Alternate Wednesdays
in advance is essential. To book please contact Ria      Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Holwell Road, Welwyn          1.30pm - 3.00pm in The Orchard Room, Peartree
Haley, Oak Tree Children’s Centre, Holwell Road,         Garden City. To book contact Ria Haley on 01707           School, Peartree Lane, WGC AL7 3XW. Contact Jan
Welwyn Garden City, on 01707 375079                      375079.                                                   for dates and more information on 01707 332470

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