Parent to Parent runs its FAB workshops as part of the peer support groups across Tayside. These are for parents of children with additional needs and are run within the peer support groups. Topics include parenting styles, how to cope with the challenges and how to manage stress. Parents gain valuable support from each other within the groups which meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Each group is individual and is directed by the parents.
Many parents who have completed the workshop have found it beneficial and comments made at the end of the course include:
“Definitely have more insight into why his behaviour is this way”
“It was nice to meet other parents and have a chance to talk to other people experiencing the same difficulties. Also helped me to look at things from a different angle”.”
“Great class with great people”
“Very good course. Helpful advice. It was really good to speak to parents just like us with the same issues we have”.
“I have a better understanding as to why certain behaviours happen and that there is always a reason”.