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Parenting course for Polish parents and carers in Bedfordshire

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

On 22 January 2024 we are starting the delivery of the Nurturing Programme for Polish parents and carers in Bedfordshire. We are accepting the referrals to the programme now!

The Nurturing Programme is an evidence-based 10-week course for parents and carers that improves the emotional health of both adults and children and strengthens family relationships.

​It is based upon four constructs or building blocks: self-awareness, appropriate expectations, positive discipline and empathy.

Over the 10-week programme participants will look at lots of different topics, including:

  • Understanding why children behave as they do

  • Recognising the feelings behind behaviours (ours and theirs)

  • Exploring different approaches to discipline

  • Finding ways to develop co-operation and self-discipline in children

  • Learning the importance of looking after ourselves

The 10-week programme was created by child psychologist Dr Stephen J Bavolek and is being further developed by Family Links, a national charity promoting families' emotional health and well-being. 

We adapted the course content to Polish and delivered it in Polish for the first time in the North West region of England. 

The programme is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 3 to 12 years old. 

We are accepting referrals to the course now – you can find the referral form on our website.

The project is financed by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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