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Kind Words & Play

A five week programme for parents and their young children, with the specific aim of reducing aggressive and challenging behaviour. 

Who is it for?

This programme has been developed for parents of young children up to 8 years years old, where aggressive and challenging behaviour is having a significant impact on family life, and the relationship between parents and children.

What people say

“It has been so nice to feel seen and heard by someone who genuinely cares. I am so grateful to have had someone listen to me without judging, and then offer me practical solutions that have really worked.”

Read our recent report on the ‘Kind Words & Play programme’, the positive feedback and how families have already benefited from this initiative.

Mum talking to a sulking child in kind words and play.
parent and toddler playing and communicating using kind words

What's it about?

The Koala North West ‘Kind Words & Play Programme’ is aimed at supporting parents make positive changes in how they communicate and play with their children. Giving support to better understand their child, their emotions, behaviours and triggers.

Initial contact with a family will involve a discussion about the programme, and a requirement to commit to the full five weeks. A parent pack will contain comprehensive information about the course, stratagies for dealing with challenging behaviour, and give an understanding of why these may be occurring.

Through talking, keeping diaries, and monitoring progress on an outcome check list, families are tasked with following fun activities. Increasing parental confidence and ability, looking forward to spending time together as a family, and having respect, compassion and empathy for each other. 

When is it?

If you think your family could benefit from this programme, give us a ring on 0151 608 8288 and speak to one of our friendly staff. You can also ask your health professional to refer you, or even ask someone else to make a referral on your behalf.

Smiling and happy children playing with Mum and Dad.

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