Sometimes you as a parent may also need help. There are several reasons why parents may need support:
Your child is receiving treatment
We always recommend parent support if we are working with your child. During our sessions with you we can share your child’s progress with you and, just as importantly, discuss with you how you can support them in using their newly-learned skills.
You need help dealing with parenting questions or dilemmas
Even if your child does not need specific support from us, you may have parenting issues with which we can help you. Is there friction in the interaction between you and your child or are you looking for new ways to deal with your child’s challenging behaviour? Or maybe you want to look for new ways to deal with the questions and dilemmas you face as a parent.
During these sessions, we can help you understand your child’s behaviour and teach you new ways of interacting with them.
Autism Parent Support Programme
Hearing that your child may be ‘on the spectrum’ is likely to raise a number of questions such as:
- Why did this happen to my child?
- What is going on in my child’s head?
- Why do they react in a certain way?
- How should I deal with my child’s behaviour?
For more information regarding our Autism Parent Support Programme, please click here.
Expanding Horizons organises two monthly forums during which we exchange and share knowledge, ideas and views on a specific topic (the topic will be shared in advance).
The forums form a supportive community of experts and parents, allowing us all to learn from the experiences and expertise of others.
Every first Wednesday of the month we hold a parents’ forum. This membership-based forum gives you the opportunity to meet other parents dealing with the same issues. Every meeting includes a presentation on a relevant topic and an opportunity to ask questions and get support from forum members.
Wednesday October 2 2019
Sara Dominguez will share the major milestones of child development in the first three years and how to be clear and consistent as a parent in this phase.
Wednesday November 6 2019
Dr. Ute Limacher-Riebold informs what impact an international childhood has and how we can best support children with this and with their multilingual development.
Wednesday November 27th 2019
Inner Peace is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it. Vassia Sarantopoulou will guide us in an exploration of our inner peace and balance.
Our coffee mornings are held from 10:30 – 12:00 at our location on Koninginnegracht 101. Entry is free of charge.
September 13th: Social Skills for Expat Children
October 30th: Selective Mutism
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