|Louise Kairns with Sr Mary|
At the end of the Spring Term eight mums and dads received their certificates, presented by Fr Peter Finch, showing they had completed the course successfully. In feed-back from the parents, the general feeling of the group was that they were glad to have taken part. Besides learning some helpful skills they also made new friends and gained support and encouragement by sharing with each other their common difficulties, finding solutions to them together.
One parent said ‘It is great to talk through real live experiences and situations, learning new solutions and insights from each other’. Another said ‘It it is good to know that I am not alone, and the difficulties I have with my children are common to most parents.’ With help and support from Sr. Mary, Louise Kairns has begun to work towards training as a P.E.T. instructor and it is hoped that other parents will be encouraged to do the same. Sr. Mary’s dream is that there should be enough instructors to help many more parents develop better parenting skills.