This programme provides children in their final year of primary education and their parent the opportunity to explore the possibilities and pitfalls that occur at this exciting time in the children's lives. This course will provide both parties with skills to communicate effectively with each other, focusing on both offline and online activity, at a time when children are exploring their independence.
The programme may be run in individual primary schools or as part of a wider programme with feeder schools and local secondary schools. Schools can also choose to run only one of the three workshops, or to book the complete programme.
This workshop aims to provide the information and knowledge to children and parents to ensure a minimum stress transition to secondary school. We explore the new environment and terms that children may not be familiar with, suggest structures that can be put in place to assist with the changes, discuss rules and boundaries and how all our actions have consequences.
This workshop with the children in their class groups explores friendships and peer pressure, how to communicate effectively with the people around us and understanding and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. We discuss online safety awareness and the potential consequences of inappropriate behavior online
This workshop will build on the initial Parents and Children workshop (it is not necessary for all parents to have attended the previous workshop). Topics covered will include communication with your adolescent: monitoring their online life; stress anxiety and depression – understanding the signs and where to go to get help.