The Instructions Not Included campaign will help promote a shift in attitudes so that seeking support is seen as a sign of strength. By unlocking the power of parents and families to help themselves and one another, we will reach out to more families, overcome more barriers to support, and help to prevent the escalation of parenting problems.
Many parents contact us wanting to find alternative ways to discipline their children, and need support and help to develop new parenting approaches which encourage positive discipline.
Parenting is a very difficult job, and we know that many parents smack children in anger or frustration. We also know that many parents want to find alternative approaches to discipline, and fear that if they do not smack they will lose their authority with their children.
In response to parents’ requests, we have produced some tips and hints on alternatives to smacking, which parents have let us know work well.
Groups and workshops give you the opportunity to share your experiences with other parents and to get some fresh ideas on how to help you and your children make the most of life. These groups usually take place face to face and some are also telephone based.