Connecting with other parents
Connecting with parents similar to your self can be a great support.
Here are some things you can do to connect with people and groups in your community:
Go to the local park with your child or places where families walk and play – you might meet someone you know. It is always easier to get to know other parents through children. Children will naturally play with other children so, this could be an opportunity to mix with other parents.
Visit your local library – there are often activities of interest to parents and children. Very often, your local library will run activities for children and parents, why not take time out to visit your local library, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find there.
Parents of children going to primary school:
Get in touch with your child’s school’s parents’ council and think about getting involved. It is a great way to meet other parents. Also, getting involved in your child’s school is a good message to your child that you are interested in them and their education. We know that when parents get more involved in their child’s education, their child will do better in school.
If there is no parents’ council in your child’s school you might consider setting one up yourself with a group of parents. Have a look at the National Parents Council Primary website for information on setting up a School Council.