Press release: Parents pick up top tips for a happy home

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22 June 2017

Parents pick up top tips for a happy home

Two local charities, Friends of the Family and Winchester Young Carers, came together on 15 June to provide a workshop for parents called ‘Keep calm and set boundaries’.

The free workshop, which took place at the Salvation Army Hall during Carers Week, was attended by 11 parents who are currently receiving support from the two charities.

It was delivered by Lorraine Lee, a professional parenting and child development specialist, who revealed her top tips for a happy family home. Lorraine’s advice included techniques for diffusing arguments, positive ways of managing children’s behaviour, and how to effectively use the countdown tool.

Following the workshop, parents were able to share ideas over lunch and came away with positive strategies for providing boundaries to make theirs and their children’s lives happier.

One parent said: “The workshop was brilliant! I picked up some useful information that will be invaluable in the future. I would recommend it to any parent.”

Anna Hutchings, Activities and Support Coordinator at Winchester & District Young Carers said: “The parenting workshop was really successful; it gave parents a chance to talk freely, get some practical advice and meet other parents. We were really pleased to be able to take a joined up approach and work alongside Friends of the Family to put this event on during Carers Week”.

Sam Hunt, 5s to 13s Befriending Manager at Friends of the Family said: “We were thrilled to work with the Winchester Young Carers to provide a workshop for our parents on boundaries. Lorraine Lee gave us all some great practical ideas and strategies and the feedback from all the parents was really positive. We hope to provide other joined up events in the future.”


Released 22nd June 2017