Families with children in P6 and P7 in Perth and Kinross are being invited to join a free Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) group this summer.
Delivered by the Council and its partners, Strengthening Families provides a great opportunity for parents/carers and young people to work together on a range of skills to deal with the tricky issues that typically can affect families with children of this age.
Information on the summer sessions is available on the Council website, www.pkc.gov.uk/strengtheningfamilies. Over seven dates in July, families will develop a good understanding of each other’s strengths and qualities so they are better able to support each other and deal positively with some of the challenges that the transition to teenage life can involve.
The sessions will mix group learning time with family activities, where young people will learn about handling peer pressure, recognising and appreciating the feelings of others, and how to set personal goals, to encourage success when they move on to secondary school. Parents and carers will learn about different ways to support young people and set boundaries for them in the teenage years.
The sessions all last 2.5 hours and will take place on Mondays and Fridays from 7th July at The Community Wing, Perth Grammar School, Gowans Terrace, Perth. Each session starts at 12noon, includes lunch and finishes at 2.30pm. Help with transport may also be available if required.
To join the summer Strengthening Families group, or for further information, please visit www.pkc.gov.uk/strengtheningfamilies where you can find out more, including feedback from parents and young people who have taken part previously, and download an application form. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01738 454250.