Parents’ reflection to create strong relationships with children
“Love” , “Thanks” and “Good On Ya” are words that will soon fill the houses of l-r Shawn Fisher, Lesley Bell, Kaylene Sandow, Agnes Dynevor, Elvie Georgetow, facilitator Michell Forster, Tanya Gorham, and Tessa Fisher. Absent is Barry Fisher. They made a deadly group of eight parents and carers who completed a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) workshop in Cherbourg last week. Image supplied
by Marcus Priaulx Eight parents were bursting with enthusiasm after they completed the best Positive Parenting Program its facilitator Michell Forster has held. The deadly eight were animated last week as they acted out scenarios and discussed strategies and skills to handle situations everybody relates to. “That was the best group I’ve ever done anywhere,” Ms Forster said of the two-day workshop for parents and carers of teenagers. “We role played angry and positive family environments, talked about what could go wrong when we put strategies in place and brainstormed solutions. “It helps people to bring out
the skills they’ve buried inside to become self-managed, disciplined and sustainable with their families’ behaviours. “We also left with a feeling we could lean on each other for future support and focus.” The group has now vowed to take part in a May 13-14 (Triple P) Positive Parenting Program for people who have children aged 0-12. Tessa Fisher was impressed by last week’s workshop and look forward to making positive changes. “Not big ones straight away but rewarding my children for good behaviour will be a start,” Ms Fisher said. Agnes Dynevor and husband Shawn Fisher will be more patient with their children.
“We’ll now take time to listen and understand how they feel,” Ms Dynevor said. “We’ll talk them through their problems.” People wanting to take part in the next Triple P workshop for 0-12 year olds at the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council training rooms can phone 4168 2330 or email email@example.com. au . “I’d love to have another deadly group,” Ms Forster said. “This one definitely set the benchmark and I’ll be interested to see how it’s made a happy difference in their lives. “Having a happy family is the greatest success anybody could wish for.”