Family Links Nurturing Programme

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Parenting can be really rewarding but also really hard at times. The Family Links Nurturing Programme can help you on your parenting journey.

If you have a child aged 3 to 11 years, then Family Links is for you. Over these 10 sessions you will learn positive ways of helping children handle their feelings and behaviour.

  1. Session 1: Giving Praise
  2. Session 2: Discipline
  3. Session 3: Rules, rewards and penalties
  4. Session 4: Power and self esteem
  5. Session 5: Feelings
  6. Session 6: Kinds of touch
  7. Session 7: Child development
  8. Session 8: Sex and helping to keep children safe
  9. Session 9: Types of behaviour to ignore
  10. Session 10: Celebration!

The sessions are delivered by trained and experienced workers. Sessions provide a friendly, supportive space to share concerns and develop new skills.

Click here to view our video about The Family Links Nurturing Programme:  Vimeo: Family Links

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Here’s what some of our families have told us after completing the programme:

“Thank you for giving me the tools to be able to understand my child and his emotions and why he could be feeling a certain way!”

“Sad the course is coming to an end soon, it has been very helpful in giving ideas and strategies to get positive results and behaviours from my child.”

“Everyone is friendly and everyone has made progress, and the staff running it are really calm, relaxed and helpful.”

Click these links for more information around behaviour and routines:

Understanding and responding to behaviour | Barnardo's Family Space

Routines and behaviour | Barnardo's Family Space

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Parenting Puzzle ( 5 x 2 hour sessions, over 5 weeks)

Children are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but looking after them can be stressful and challenging. The Parenting Puzzle helps deal with those challenges so you have a calmer, happier life.
A tried and tested programme it helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel. The sessions are for families with a child aged 3 to 5 years old.

Week 1 - Understanding your children’s behaviour; Listening and how babies communicate; Praise and encouragement.
Week 2 - Praise and guidance; Power of play and positive moments
Week 3 - Boundaries and parenting styles; Understanding and managing behaviour; Looking after ourselves
Week 4 - Dealing with stress and conflict; Developing the family toolkit
Week 5 - Getting Ready for School Workshop (delivered online)

Contact us if interested


Newport Family Hub
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

Ryde Family Hub
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

Sandown Family Hub
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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