Parenting Skills - Building Healthy Families

Parenting Skills - Building Healthy Families

Parenting is challenging, even for the most experienced mom or dad, as each child is unique.  Also, many parents are faced with so many difficult circumstances, such as being a single parent, that make parenting even harder.  Sometimes we lose touch with our children and we are not sure where we are going wrong ...

FAMSA runs Parenting Skills Workshops for parents and carers aimed at strengthening parenting skills.  This also provides a space where parents and other community members can share and learn from each other.  

The topics discussed are:

  • Understanding Children’s Behaviour
    • Stages of Child Development
    • Temperament
    • The impact of birth order on the behaviour of children
  • Basic Human Needs
    • Listening to Children’s Feelings
    • Our feelings affect our behaviour
    • Listening skills
    • Building Children’s Self-Esteem
  • Communication
    • Assertiveness
    • You-Messages
    • I – Messages
  • Effective Discipline 
    • Internal vs. External Control
    • Build a good relationship with your child
    • Parental attitude to discipline problems
  • Building a Family
    • Family Meetings
    • The problem-solving model
  • Parenting Skills About Bullying

FAMSA also runs a workshop for teenage parents, which, in addition to parenting skills, also empowers them with general coping and life skills.  It also provides a supportive space where teen parents can share and learn from each other.

The topics discussed are:

  • Understanding Children’s Behaviour
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Communication
  • Effective Discipline
  • Building a Family
  • Good Coping
  • Mindfulness
  • Ways of Thinking
  • Self-talk
  • Relaxation
  • Imagery
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Social Support
  • A Healthy Lifestyle