Enjoy the time you spend with your child

Published Date: 

8 Jan 2015 - 11:45

The joys and fulfilment of parenting are countless, and when all is going well parent and child get the very best possible out of their relationship.

However, there are times when a parent feels unable to deal with their child’s behaviour.

This is when the PoPP (Psychology of Parenting Project) could help.

Organised locally by the Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership, this free project aims to help parents of three- and four-year-old children with behavioural problems.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Children and Families, Councillor Mary -Jean Devon, said, “Parenting can be tough but there is no need to worry alone – there is help available.

“The council and its partners are committed to providing the very best start in life for every child, and through providing advice and guidance for parents PoPP helps families work better together. We wish every child to reach their developmental milestones by the time they start Primary 1.

“Parents should not hesitate to ask for support, and they will find dedicated teams of enthusiastic and determined people ready to help and inspire. They will help you get back to enjoying the time you spend with your child.”

PoPP training is due to begin in January in Helensburgh and Campbeltown. Other areas will be arranging groups in coming weeks.  

Any parent who feels they may benefit should talk to their health visitor, nursery or contact PoPP directly at Chsp.bute@nhs.net or phone 01700 501544

Information can also be found at the council’s Early Learning service at this link         http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/family-activities-and-support-0