RE: Parent Gym is coming to Howard Primary from 17th Nov 2023: 12 places available
We know from talking with parents that many of you wonder what you can do to give your children the best start in life (and make your life as a parent a bit easier too).
This is why we’re delighted to offer Parent Gym, a well-established, six-week programme that shares and explores practical tips and strategies to make family life easier and help your children thrive. We listened to your feedback and we are now able to offer it online so more parents/carers can take part and meet other parents/carers, hear their stories and pick up new ideas. Everyone is welcome and it is completely free.
The sessions are themed as follows and will be led by our Parent Gym Coach, Miss Ancel:
Week 1: Fri 17th Nov 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
CHAT: How to communicate. Get you and your child talking and listening in a positive way every day.
Week 2: Fri 24th Nov 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
LOVE: How to show you care, in the right ways Boosting your child’s confidence, with a balance between closeness and independence.
Week 3: Fri 1st Dec 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
BEHAVE: How to be consistent in setting boundaries. Bring calm to your family with rules and routines that really work.
Week 4: Fri 8th Dec 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
CARE: How to raise healthy children. Keep yourself and your family healthy and happy with good sleep, eating and exercise.
Week 5: Fri 15th Dec 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
DISCOVER: How to encourage learning. Help develop healthy learning habits with your child, including managing screen time.
Week 6: Thu 21st Dec 10:10-12:10, ONLINE
TOGETHER: How to build a family support network. Keep your family feeling happy, supported and loved.
If you know this is for you, to book a place on the Parent Gym course, please email Mrs Pollington at: email@example.com
Mrs Pollington and Miss Ancel
Do you need to talk to someone? Is your child experiencing some emotional difficulties? Are you worried about a friend? Have you been affected by recent events?
OFF THE RECORD is a free service for young people.
Support Line 0800 980 7475
Monday to Saturday, 3 to 6pm
Croydon Service 020 8251 0251
Merton Service 020 3984 4004
Sutton Service 020 8680 8899
When things feel really overwhelming, you might feel very alone. You might feel desperate for help, but find that the idea of having to book appointments, get out of the house or that the idea of going and 'talking' to someone is impossible. That's where our online support services comes in; it gives you the opportunity to get things off your chest in your own time and on your own terms.
We provide free text-based counselling to young people aged 11-25 in Croydon, Sutton and Merton.
At our online workshops we share practical tips and info about issues you might be struggling with and there is also the opportunity to meet other young people and share ideas in a safe and confidential chat room and Zoom (there is no pressure to appear on camera).
Our webinars run on Thursdays at 5pm.
- Managing Low Mood (click here to sign up)
- Managing Anxiety (sign up below)
- Improving Your Sleep (sign up below)
- How To Boost Your Exam Performance (click here to sign up)
On July 14th , our yr6 cohort met with Yasti who is a KS3 pupil and a former Howard Primary pupil.
Mrs Pollington introduced the yr6 cohort to a fantastic video which has lots of helpful tips about being moving up to year 7. The yr6 pupils then took part in a Question& Answer session with Yasti.
The presentation supported our yr6 cohort feeling more confident about the change. They had so many questions for Yasti!
If you missed the presentation, please have a look at this video which might help you feeling more at ease with the transition to yr7.
Mrs Pollington & The Wellbeing Team