Great kids need great parents and with the right tools anyone can be a great parent!
If you are looking for practical strategies, inspiration, encouragement and insight then a Toolbox parenting group is for you.
Toolbox parenting groups are a unique and fresh approach to parent education. In an informal, relaxed and friendly environment participants are equipped with practical skills and strategies that can be immediately put to use. Over six sessions key parenting principles are explored and participants are encouraged in their parenting.
Toolbox groups usually meet in someone’s home. There is a comprehensive manual, ‘experts’ on video and lively interaction... The information presented is relevant and insightful. Participants appreciate the opportunity to listen to someone else’s experience and realise that they all face similar issues and challenges.
The course is facilitated by trained local volunteers who are friendly and supportive. They keep each session flowing smoothly and help participants to engage with the material. Each session leaves participants with a range of activities and strategies to try at home.
The atmosphere of the group is relaxed and informal and there is also a rich vein of humour that runs through the course. Toolbox certainly is positive, practical and fun.
Toolbox is delivered in three age groups:
- The Early Years (0-6 yrs)
- The Middle Years (6-12yrs)
- The Tween and Teens (12+)
Oak Development Trust has subsidized the cost each course. The cost is $45/single and $60/ double.