Parenting a child with a disability is known to be on average more stressful than parenting children without disabilities. Children with disabilities often present different challenges to parents. This can be tricky and lead to feelings of anxiety; stress; anger; overwhelm; depression; loneliness. Of course, there are positive feelings and experiences as well, which we should not forget.
This group is designed for parents (including foster parents) of children with disabilities who are experiencing some of these typical difficulties.
The child(ren) you support may have significant emotional and behavioural needs, and this probably makes it hard for you to parent in the way you want to all the time.
The group is not a practical skills training group. That means there will be no learning about reward charts, time out, discipline strategies and the like.
Potential benefits of the course include: