Our first parenting workshop at Redlands Primary School

Yesterday, we ran our first parenting workshop for parents of children at Redlands Primary School, with 22 people taking part in the joint session.

Gail, who leads our M2E programme at the school, along with school colleagues facilitated a variety of activities focused on understanding child development, starting with a lively group discussion about what parenting means to them. So many different themes emerged, such as care, responsibility, togetherness and spending time, teaching and family. 

The workshop then explored national guidelines on stages of child development and the various stages of learning that children go through. The groups were encouraged to think about when they felt these stages would take place, and, as something to prepare for the next time, begin observing and taking note of the different development stages they witness in their own child, to support their parenting techniques.