Parent Workshops

The Zubin Foundation (TZF) is offering free workshops for parents in the ethnic minority community with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Workshops are designed to equip parents with simple home-based techniques to improve parent and child communication and to help children thrive.

Information provided in the workshops is clearly presented and provides information about a range of needs, including how to help children who have too much energy, watch too much television, have short attention spans, or need help focusing. Parents will learn tips and tricks to instill routines, especially for the morning time and for the completion of homework. We demonstrate the techniques of hand and belly breathing, and stress the importance of family time and games.  

 

All workshops are conducted in English, Hindi and Urdu.

 

1) Workshops on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Parents will understand ADHD

  • Parents will learn about where ADHD is in the body and how it affects children

  • Parents will learn about the specific difficulties children experience if they have short attention spans and are too hyper

  • Parents will learn skills to improve their child’s behaviors at home through various routines, the praise and reward system and games

  • Parents will be invited to participate in group discussions

 

2) Workshops on Autism

  • Parents will understand autism

  • Parents will learn about the common behaviors of children with autistic features

  • Parents will learn various techniques such as words and actions to communicate more effectively with their children

  • Parents will learn interactive play skills to improve the child’s social skills

  • Parents will learn creative ways of modeling behaviors to introduce new activities, particularly to encourage children to try different foods

  • Parents will be invited to participate in group discussions

 

3) The ABC’s of parenting – Attention, Believing and bonding & Communication

  • Parents will be introduced to mindful listening

  • Parents will be introduced to methods of believing and bonding with their children

  • Parents will learn fun ways of communicating with their children

  • Parents will participate in a surprise experiment

  • Parents will be invited to participate in group discussions

 

 

4) Helping Parents Understand Healthy Boundaries

  • Parents will understand the meaning of a boundary

  • Parents will learn tips for drawing a healthy boundary

  • Parents will learn the importance of a boundary

  • Parents will learn fun ways of teaching children about values, independence, rewards, consequences, empathy and nurturing family relationships

  • Parents will be invited to participate in role play activities

 

5) The Three R’s – Resilience, Relationships and Reflection

  • Parents will be introduced to the three R’s

  • Parents will be provided with examples of the three R’s to teach their children

  • Parents will learn helpful skills to teach children about gratitude

  • Parents will have an overall understanding of social and emotional well-being

  • Parents will be invited to participate in group discussions

 

6) Parents Stress Management

  • Parents will understand the effects of stress on the body and mind

  • Parents will learn stress management techniques

  • Parents will be introduced to positive thinking

  • Parents will be provided with positive affirmations

  • Parents will be invited to participate in group discussions

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