Not everyone is a father but this might be of interest to you and the men in your life!
Did you know NHS Lanarkshire have PRE-PAID for every parent and carer in South Lanarkshire to access a course for parents/carers (access now for life-long access)? FREE with access code:
South – OWEN123 at: www.inourplace.co.uk for residents in our area.
There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents about children from bump to 19+ years
|It was a bit of an eye-opener … We may have come from … this side of the tracks or that side of tracks but everyone agreed. We all just wanted the best for [our children]. (Adam, 29, son aged 1, daughter aged 8 years)||I love being a dad … I think it’s very important to all men. Whether they actually do what I think now a dad should do? I don’t think they do that … Because obviously I’ve learnt what a dad should do. (Robert, 42, son aged 1 year)|
|It gives you empathy with what your children are feeling … Once you’ve got that empathy … it all falls into place. (Adam, 29, son aged 1, daughter aged 8 years)||I wasn’t as close to him previously. I was trying to bond … But I needed to learn it. Learn whatto do. (Robert, 42, son aged 1 year)|
|Instead of looking at it in my point of view and thinking what would I like to do? I’ve actually gone down and watched them do what they do … and how they behave … It’s given me a chance to interact … It’s made me feel good … seeing them happy. (Daniel, 31, daughter aged 2, son aged 4 years)||In the past I would react very quickly as in shout straight away or stop the situation straight away… I’m realising now I was at times overreacting. I’m trying to react to that and to change that. Even still now I can still see myself going the opposite way. But I pull myself back [laugh] … I try and get with their level … As soon as you get the connection it’s like they completely change. There’s never a stress. And you think wow! … It has made such a difference … We’ve got more of a bond. We understand each other in a sense. (Adam, 29, son aged 1, daughter aged 8 years)**|
How do I access?
What’s the code?
If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses(funded for residents):
South – OWEN123
- If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your accounthere and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.
Can I tell my family and friends?
Absolutely! Share the news with family members and other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
How long is it?
There are 11 modules which each take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will benefit from time to digest in between.
If you like this…
…you might like the other courses ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ (short course) or ‘Understanding your child’s feelings’ (taster course) , or other courses in the series. www.inourplace.co.uk