Programs for parents begin

The Collie Valley Child and Parent Centre will host a number of programs and workshops for parents during the first term of the school year. Photo: supplied
The Collie Valley Child and Parent Centre will host a number of programs and workshops for parents during the first term of the school year. Photo: supplied

With children back at school, the Collie Valley Child and Parent Centre has organised a number of programs and information sessions for parents.

After successfully running The Incredible Years program over the last few years, the centre has introduced a new version aimed at parents of children aged between one and three-years-old.

The program, which runs on Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.30am beginning on February 28, aims to help parents understand how their toddlers communicate without words.

The centre also has a series of three discussion groups and workshops facilitated by psychologist Lauren Twomey to help parents in responding to their toddler’s behaviours.

The sessions, which run on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm between February 21 and March 7, will focus how to get children to solve problems, developing good bedtime routines and how to positively respond to tantrums.

Lauren Twomey will also be holding another workshop at the centre on Monday, February 18 from 1pm to 3pm focussing on how to teach children personal safety training skills and techniques, as well as how to reduce your anxiety about your child’s safety.

The centre has also introduced a support group for parents of children with disabilities to discuss their experiences, with sessions running from 12.30pm to 2.30pm every Tuesday beginning on February 12.

For more information, contact the Child and Parent Centre on 9734 3364.