My new job required me to be licensed to deliver parenting courses and in the private sector it’s a very rushed and intense procedure undergoing the various training. This week I had my second residential in Cardiff for two days during which most of the study was heavily leaning on theorists of child development and attachment and I have to say my brain feels fried. I still have a few assignments to finish before February and so the pressure is easing but delighted to say I’m now licensed.
Parenting professionals can choose their area of specialism from 0-4 year olds, 4-10 year olds, pre-teens/teenagers or working with Dads and after a lot of thought I’ve chosen to work with parents of pre-teens/teenagers. Since being in post I have already been running courses for parents but using an old synopsis; now I’ve been presented (which was quite nice) with my own fabulous bang-up-to-date Material and all the associated gubbins (power point presentation etc) I need for my new classes and so I’m really looking forward to January when I begin delivering courses in Tenby, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock, Hakin and Fishguard.
While I was in Cardiff I got the opportunity to catch up with my recently found long lost cousin David who lives there and it was great spending a few hours catching up in a local pub.