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St. James' CE Primary School

Parent Gym

Parent Gym

In normal times, Parent Gym’s school-based interactive sessions help build the skills and confidence of parents to create a calm home environment and raise happy children. With schools closed, Parent Gym are developing a brand-new set of short online modules, offering quick, practical techniques to help create a happier family during these tricky times. The e-workouts are FREE and fun and take only a few minutes to do on your phone, tablet or laptop – perfect for when you are making a cup of tea. The first module - Keep Talking, looks at ways to get our families communicating. Click https://storefront.themindgym.com/store to head through to the Mind Gym Storefront, pop the Parent Gym Keep Talking module in your shopping basket and ‘purchase’ the eWorkouts (it won’t cost you a thing though…).

We’ve been pleased to hear that many of you have shared our first Parent Gym online module, Keep Talking, with your parents.  We are excited to share here the second module of our online offer – Love and Harmony.

Love and Harmony focuses on the importance of nurturing our family relationships during this time at home, offering top tips for maintaining family balance when tensions may be raised.  

The topics covered in Love and Harmony are:

Worry Watch - Helping our children to communicate and navigate their worries helps them to feel supported and secure.

Ways to Show Love – Showing our children that we love them is more important than ever when tensions are running high and there are feelings of insecurity.

Managing Conflict – Understanding the reasons for disputes can help us to make sure that family disagreements don’t spiral out of control.

Taking Care of Number 1 – Making sure that we take time to look after ourselves will help us to keep calm and look after our children better.

Easy to watch on your phone, tablet or laptop the eWorkouts take around ten minutes each – perfect for a quick tea break.  The eWorkouts are all ‘self-contained’ and can be done in any order.

To download them, click https://storefront.themindgym.com/store, pop the Parent Gym Love and Harmony module in your shopping basket and ‘purchase’ the eWorkouts (it won’t cost you a thing though…).

Much of the power of the Parent Gym programme is in bringing parents together over time, sharing experiences and learning from each other. While these modules are not a replacement for face-to-face programmes, we very much hope that they can provide some practical support to your parents while schools are closed.