Parent support courses

The Cluster Team organise evidenced based parent support programmes to promote quality parenting, support managing behaviour within the home, and to support general health, wellbeing and relationships. Our publicity is sent out through schools and children’s centres well in advance of the start date of each course.

Please feel free to contact Bev Scott on 07732 604813 / or Kath Riach on 07719 423201 / if you have any queries about our parent support groups or courses.

Please read on for some of the feedback we have received from previous courses –

“I just wanted to message you to say thank you. The parenting course is really helping me and my relationship with my daughters. If I hadn’t been on the course the last few months would have been hell like the last few years have with my oldest daughter. She came to me yesterday and said how much better I’ve been and how she really appreciates our relationship. She said she hated me before but now I am more like a best friend. I am not saying it’s all perfect but we definitely chat and spend more time together. Thank you again! I really appreciate all the time and effort you both put into delivering the course.”

‘When I started Take 3 I was anxious about being around different people and being judged, now I feel hopeful.’

‘The quiz was useful for me, it showed me things from my child’s perspective.’

‘I really enjoyed the paired listening skills, it made me think about how I come across to my children.’

‘Just when I thought life was over,
And that I had nowhere to turn,

Along came the parenting group,
Who gave me some lessons to learn.

They’ve taught me that no-one is perfect,
And that we all make mistakes,

But that living in peace and harmony,
Is all about the choices we make.

Now life in my home is much better,
No more 7 am screams and shouts,

No more locking myself in the bathroom,
No more kids running around like louts!

Now I’m not saying its fool proof,
You just have to give it a go,

And if you put in the effort,
The results they really do show.

So next time your head is done in,
And you think that you really can’t cope,

Just try out the parenting group,
Because seriously it gave me some hope.’