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What Parents Say

What Parents Say

Case Study

X is a single parent with parental mental health difficulties.  She has a child aged 7 with low self-esteem, scholastic failure and emotional difficulties. X attended the Incredible Years parenting group programme and within 6 weeks of the programme was finding new strategies which supported positive changes within the home environment.  Working within the group, this parent began to explore some of the early difficulties in their own life and the trauma’s they had experienced.  The parent also managed to utilise the strategies presented in the IY programme to excellent effect. This parent has shown significant changes within the last 6 sessions and is looking forward to continuing the progress with the remaining sessions ahead. The parent wrote the following testimony:

Parent’s Response

‘I really believe this course is the best thing to show me how to spend those five minutes special time with my child and to talk and show them by my own behaviour how I expect them to behave.  I’ve learned to set boundaries that are helpful to them.  The boring jobs then get done and great family fun can be had all together.  We all now realise getting results for everybody in the family means more time for each other and the fun things in life (the family unit) makes all of us very happy and is the biggest reward we can all have.

Quote from a parent – Dec 2016 “Don’t be put off by the course being 12 weeks long and the sessions being over 2 hours long – it’s not long enough! Do the course as soon as you can, it is incredibly valuable and it really does work. It is all about changing different principles of your parenting to bring about long term positive change. I did not think I would enjoy it as much as I did, or get out of it as much as I did. A brilliant course”

Quote from a parent attending the Incredible years Autism group programme “Thanks for all the helpful information and support this year – I have really enjoyed the course so far and found it very useful. I have brought my son an egg spinning chair for Christmas. I feel like I am slowly morphing into one of the vignette parents!!!”


“Dear Debbi and Lesley – Signing  up for the STOP programme was a very daunting thing to do. BUT, as it turns out, it was possibly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Your weekly smiles and positive energy has had a massive impact on my life. You have helped me to learn about myself & made me think. I’ve realised the importance of stopping and thinking, before acting. My family is in a much better place and we are on the right path and the future looks brighter. Thanks for not making me feel like a failure. Thanks for your understanding. Thanks for your time. Thanks for your support. Thanks for the fun along the way. Forever grateful to you both x. STOP Group

‘Thank you for running such an informative and practical course. I hope more parents can join this course and learn about parenting.’ – STOP Group (A Supportive Programme for Parents of Teens)

‘Its been fantastic for me and my children. I don’t want it to end. Thank you.’ – STOP Group 

‘Thank you for all your help. I feel a different person and value my relationship with my teenager on a different level now. I can’t thank you enough for being there for me. I would highly recommend this group to anyone.’ – STOP Group 

‘I was eager to attend every class as I found them very beneficial for me and my family. I learnt to connect better with my children through play as a result. I would like to thank you for selecting and providing our group (The Colchester Bangladeshi Mohila Shemoti) with your services.’ – Incredible Years Group

‘I felt that  sharing ‘problems’ with the Leaders and Group members resulted in different approaches to solve problems’ – Incredible Years School Aged Group

‘Learning about special time, actually having it at home, is great, enjoying my girls again, learning to play and have fun’ – Incredible Years Group School Aged Group

‘The whole programme has been really helpful. I feel confident to be able to deal with my children’s behaviour and more equipped to overcome any new issues.’ – Incredible Years School Aged Group

‘I liked meeting other people with similar problems. I appreciated the support from the leaders and feeling like I was part of something. The role play and discussions helped me.’Incredible Years Toddler Group

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