Family Area

Finding Your Way for Parents and Carers

Your Role

This isn't about telling you how to be a parent, judging you, punishing you, making you feel inadequate or ooverwhelming you with more information!

It's about supporting you, and your family:

'Supporting-cherishing-parents is central to caring for their children. Doing so makes emotional sense, functional sense, and economic sense; parents are the only resource that is never cut back. Moreover they are the architects of society; let’s value all parents and assist those who need help.'

Dr Patricia Crittenden, is a Developmental Psychopathologist Raising Parents (2016)

'Nothing can prepare you for being a parent; it tests your stamina, your nerves, your emotions and at times even your sanity! You start fretting over how to change a nappy, and before long you realise that that’s the least of your challenges. Then, just when you think you’ve got the whole thing cracked, they grow a bit older, start school and there’s a whole new set of issues to face. Along the way there’s sure to be plenty of frustration, angst, bewilderment and soul searching. But the path you are treading is well worn.'

Richard Templar, The Rules of Parenting

Parents and Carers

Big Feelings

The 6 core emotions of;

Sadness

Sadness

Fear

Fear

Happiness

Happiness

Surprise

Surprise

Anger

Anger

Disgust

Disgust

Finding Your Way Books

Finding Your Way is our series of fun picture books specifically created for children by psychologist and family practitioner, Kay Brophy. The books focus on the six core emotions of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust and surprise, linked together by a map called Lifeland.

Understanding why we all have, and need, our core emotions is key. They are integral to all humans and lie behind what motivates us to behave the way we do. If you’d like to know more, or if you have any questions please contact us.

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