Support for Parents & carers

We know at Cheviot Youth that being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world.  That’s why we’ve teamed up with local organisation Parent Space to offer a number of programmes aimed at helping parents and carers navigate their way through the challenges of bringing up a child in 21st Century Scotland...   

...Far for lectures on ‘how to be a parent’, these programmes are instead aimed at providing hints, tips and advice in a safe and supportive environment.  Sessions are relaxed but informative with lots of discussion and specialist professionals on hand to answer questions, bust myths and provide deeper insight. 


Handling Anger in the Family: Monday 18th April

Parenting in the Primary Yearsstarting Wednesday 11th May

Dads Only: starting Monday 22nd August

Parenting in the Teenage Years: starting Monday 26th Sept

Upcoming

PROGRAMMES

 
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PARENTING IN THE TEENAGE YEARS

8 WEEK PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS & CARERS
starting MONDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2022
6.00 - 8.30PM
Venue: CHEVIOT YOUTH KELSO HUB

8 weekly sessions providing a safe space to discuss and explore ideas, issues and information with both other parents and specialist  mental health and youth work professionals

Suitable for parents / carers of 11 to 19 year olds

Session DATES

and topics covered:

  • WEEK 1 - 26.9.22

    • Temperament and emotional needs

  • WEEK 2 - 3.10.22

    • Why it's tough being a teenager

  • WEEK 3 - 10.10.22

    • Parenting styles

  • WEEK 4 - 17.10.22

    • Communication 

key INFORMATION

about this programme:

  • Designed for all parents / carers of 11 to 19 year olds

  • Runs over 8 weekly sessions from 26th Sept 22

  • Is in person at our Kelso Hub (subject to government guidelines)

  • Parents from all areas of the Borders are welcome

  • Is free of charge

  • Is open to book now 

  • WEEK 5 - 24.10.22

    • Handling conflict

  • WEEK 6 - 31.10.22

    • The big issues

  • WEEK 7 - 7.11.22

    • Keeping our teens safe in the digital age

  • WEEK 8 - 14.11.22

    • Building strong families 

 
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Our ‘Parenting in the Teenage Years’ programme  runs over eight weekly sessions and is aimed at all parents and carers of children and young people aged 11 to 19 years old.  A wide range of topics will be covered helping provide you with the knowledge, advice and insight to parent with increased confidence. 

 

 

The programme begins by looking at the changes from childhood to adolescence and explores how to best meet your child’s emotional needs.   We then step into our child’s shoes and consider how we can help with the many changes they are experiencing and the challenge of staying connected.

 

As sessions progress, we considering parenting styles, their effects on our teenagers and about the power of a consistent approach.  We’ll also explore how to encourage responsibility and negotiate boundaries including things such as your house rules and privacy concerns.

 

We then look at one of the biggest challenges for parents of teenagers – effective communication. We’ll consider ways to improve this by exploring how to listen well, using empathy and understanding body language.  In addition, we discuss the handling of conflict, how to choose your battles, checking out your anger management style and work on developing effective negotiation skills.

 

We also explore how to keep teens safe in the digital age with discussions and advice on internet/online safety, boundaries for TV, phones and devices and ways to encourage positive choices to help teens be confident and safe with others.

 

Finally, we explore our own unintentional contribution to negative behaviour and our responses to this behaviour.  We consider the values we want to pass onto our child and how to build good, lasting memories.

 

Throughout the programme there will be lots of opportunities to share ideas and discuss concerns both with fellow parents / carers and specialist youth works and mental health professionals.  We use case studies and real-life scenarios to help realistically frame advice and information given as well as discussing how to put into practice new knowledge and insight gained as the course progresses.

more about...

...Parenting in the Teenage Years

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PARENTING IN THE PRIMARY YEARS

6 WEEK PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS/CARERS 

starting WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 2022

1:00 - 3:15PM
Venue: CHEVIOT YOUTH KELSO HUB

Six weekly sessions for parents/carers of 5-11 year olds, providing a space to explore ideas and information for you and your children

Suitable for parents/carers of 5 to 11 year olds

Session DATES

and topics covered:

  • WEEK 1 - 11.5.22

    • Why it's tough being a parent 

  • WEEK 2 - 18.5.22

    • Building an emotional bank account 

  • WEEK 3 - 25.5.22

    • Feelings and listening

  • WEEK 4 - 1.6.22

    • Boundaries and parenting styles 

key INFORMATION

about this programme:

  • Designed for all parents / carers of 5 to 11 year olds

  • Runs over 6 weekly sessions from 11th May 22

  • Is in person at our Kelso Hub (subject to government guidelines)

  • Parents from all areas of the Borders are welcome

  • Is free of charge

  • Is open to book now 

  • WEEK 5 - 8.6.22

    • Keeping children safe and in other ways 

  • WEEK 6 - 15.6.22

    • Building stronger families 

 
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Our ‘Parenting in the Primary Years’ programme  runs over six weekly sessions and is aimed at all parents and carers of children and young people aged 5 to 11 years old.  A wide range of topics will be covered helping provide you with the knowledge, advice and insight to parent with increased confidence. 

 

The primary years are an exciting time when children are developing friendships and discovering more about who they are and what they can do. These sessions help to support child’s emotional wellbeing through understanding their temperament, meeting their needs and communicating well.

 

We’ll explore how our parenting approach influences family relationships and consider a toolkit of behaviour strategies to allow us to decide what best suits our family situation. We’ll discuss helping children make good choices and understand friendships both in the real and online worlds. Finally, we’ll look at how to deal well with conflict and the importance of enjoying family time together.

 

Throughout the programme there will be lots of opportunities to share ideas and discuss concerns both with fellow parents / carers and specialist youth works and mental health professionals.  We use case studies and real-life scenarios to help realistically frame advice and information given as well as discussing how to put into practice new knowledge and insight gained as the programme progresses.

more about...

...Parenting in the Primary Years

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DADS ONLY

5 WEEK PROGRAMME FOR DADS
starting MONDAY 22nd AUGUST 2022
6.00 - 8.30PM
Venue: CHEVIOT YOUTH KELSO HUB

5 weekly sessions providing a safe space to discuss and explore ideas, issues and information with both other parents and specialist  mental health and youth work professionals

Suitable for Dads of children up to 16 years old

Session DATES

and topics covered:

  • WEEK 1 - 22.8.22

    • What are dads for?

  • WEEK 2 - 29.8.22

    • Dad - the manager

  • WEEK 3 - 5.9.22

    • Dad - the coach

  • WEEK 4 - 12.9.22

    • Dad - the trainer 

key INFORMATION

about this programme:

  • Designed for all Dads children aged up to 16

  • Runs over 5 weekly sessions from 22nd August 22

  • Is in person at our Kelso Hub (subject to government guidelines)

  • Parents from all areas of the Borders are welcome

  • Is free of charge

  • Is open to book now 

  • WEEK 5 - 19.9.22

    • Dad - the team player

 
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Our ‘Dads Only’ programme runs over five weekly sessions and is aimed at all Dads and male carers of children and young people up to age 16.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to discuss and explore ideas with other Dad’s to help provide you with the knowledge, advice and insight to parent with increased confidence. 

 

We’ll look at how we can improve our understanding of how to meet our child’s needs, including learning and development. We’ll explore other key aspects including building self-esteem and positive communication, setting and maintaining boundaries, and managing our child’s behaviour.  There’s also time to think about how our role might change as our child grows and ways to build a healthy relationship with the wider family.

 

Throughout the programme there will be lots of opportunities to share ideas and discuss concerns both with fellow parents / carers and specialist youth works and mental health professionals.  We use case studies and real-life scenarios to help realistically frame advice and information given as well as discussing how to put into practice new knowledge and insight gained as the programme progresses.

more about...

...Dads Only

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Handling Anger in the Family

4 WEEK PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS/CARERS
starting MONDAY 18th April 2022
6.00 - 8.30PM
Venue: CHEVIOT YOUTH KELSO HUB

4 weekly sessions providing a safe space to discuss and explore ideas, issues and information with both other parents and specialist  mental health and youth work professionals

Suitable for all parents/carers of children up to age 18

Session DATES

and topics covered:

  • WEEK 1 - 18.4.22

    • Managing our anger part 1

  • WEEK 2 - 25.4.22

    • Managing our anger part 2

  • WEEK 3 - 2.5.22

    • Managing their anger part 1

  • WEEK 4 - 9.5.22

    • Managing their anger part 2

key INFORMATION

about this programme:

  • Designed for all parents / carers of children up to age 18

  • Runs over 4 weekly sessions from 18th April 22

  • Is in person at our Kelso Hub (subject to government guidelines)

  • Parents from all areas of the Borders are welcome

  • Is free of charge

  • Is open to book now 

 
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Our ‘Handling Anger in the Family’ programme  runs over four weekly sessions and is aimed at all parents and carers of children and young people.  A wide range of topics will be covered helping provide you with the knowledge, advice and insight to parent with increased confidence. 

 

The first two sessions focus on you, the parent, helping you to understand how to model managing our own anger before looking at helping our children to manage their anger. We’ll look at what triggers anger and how to respond in helpful ways to avoid making things worse.

 

We’ll talk about the idea of an anger river and to notice the danger signs and how to stay safe. We’ll also look at practical, proven strategies that will help us to get out of the anger river or when we’ve gone over the edge of the waterfall.

 

The final two sessions look at our children and their anger, helping recognise the importance of boundaries and noticing our child’s feelings. By using the anger river, children are helped to recognise the signs of anger and given practical ways to help them stay out of the river and also what to do when they find themselves in the anger river.

 

Throughout the programme there will be lots of opportunities to share ideas and discuss concerns both with fellow parents / carers and specialist mental health professionals.  We use case studies and real-life scenarios to help realistically frame advice and information given as well as discussing how to put into practice new knowledge and insight gained as the programme progresses.

more about...

...Handling Anger in the Family

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