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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In accordance with the latest government announcement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should be aware of the instruction to stay at home, and to only leave the house for food, health reasons or essential work. You should also stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people.

In light of this, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory will be unable to meet until further notice, and there may be a reduced service for other local and national organisations.

For further information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed.


Understanding Your Child/Teen


Parenthood can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable. It can also be demanding, frustrating and exhausting. In Shropshire we offer parenting workshops and groups which provide easy to implement, proven parenting solutions

Parenting groups run over 10 weeks and encourage parents and carers to identify the most important issues in their relationship with their child and to reflect on why things sometimes go well and sometimes do not. It is about looking at what you are already doing well and building on that to make it even better. It is then easier for you as a parent to identify how to work together with your child.

We will explore issues like:

  • Having Fun Together
  • Behaviour Difficulties
  • Sleep
  • Communication
  • Development Needs
  • Parenting Styles

The parenting group aims to:

  • Promote understanding of children’s behaviour within the context of how a child develops
  • Promote the development of parent/child relationship
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem in both parents and children
  • Give parents a strategy for repair when things go wrong
  • Promote reflective, sensitive and effective parenting.

Groups are aimed at parents of children and young people and are free to attend.

Here are some comments from parents who have attended the Understanding Your Child course:-

"Brilliant course!! Made friends, really enjoyed myself.  Thank you!"

"My house is a completely different place to be, it is much calmer and I don’t shout as much"

"My kids aren’t bad kids, I just wasn’t doing a very good job at understanding why they were behaving the way that they were, now I do, I know what changes I need to make to help them behave"

"It’s given me some real strategies to try at home with my kids"

"I had no idea that teenagers’ brains did all that, no wonder her rooms messy and she is never organised"

"I liked learning about reciprocity, I think I can understand why my kids never settle down and go to bed when I want them to"

Contact Details

Parenting Team
01743 250950
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