Parent Education helps parents make positive changes for the benefit of their children.
We are keen to help parents become confident in their own parenting, and we do this across all our services as well as through parent education classes.
Our parenting work aims to create an environment in which parents can learn from each other and where seeking information or advice is considered normal and not perceived as failure.
Barnardos parenting education is based on the six principles of the positive parenting initiative SKIP (Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents): love, warmth, talking and listening, guidance and understanding, limits and boundaries, consistency and consequences, and a structured 'secure' world.
Nine SKIP pamphlets have been developed for parents of under fives. These can be viewed on line and downloaded or you can order them through the resources list.
- Ages and stages
- Tips on stress
- Supermarket survival
- Managing behaviour
- Children with special needs
- Keeping kids safe
- Jealousy and fighting
Contact us for more information about Parenting Education in your area.
"If it hadn't been for the help of the Children's Contact Coordinator I'd have walked out. I've stayed with it, and now have a much better relationship with my kids."
- Father who sees his children through Children's Contact Service