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Let’s stick together (Ad here…)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

I wrote about the CANParenting scheme here on the Chiggs blog back in May 2012, and now I hear news of a new scheme aimed at parents, this time focusing on the strain that a new baby can place on parent’s relationships.

Originally based in the Bristol area of the UK, ‘Let’s stick together’ provides one hour advice sessions as part of antenatal and postnatal groups.

The sessions highlight 3 principles for parents- bad habits, good habits and friendship. Parents are encouraged to recognise the bad habits that a couple coping with a new baby can fall into, using the ‘STOP’ signs- Scoring points, Thinking the worst, Opting out and Putting down.

The programme was originally set up by a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot, a father of 6 with a psychology degree, and has proved successful enough to secure half a million pounds worth of funding from the Department for Education.

Let’s stick together is being taken over by Care for the Family, which has a national network, so programmes have already started in the South West, West Midlands and Bedfordshire before expanding across the UK in the summer.

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