Welcome to the home of Tamba in Scotland. There is a wealth of advice and support to be found on the pages of the Tamba website and here we hope to offer something to those of you who are based North of the border. We've got news and information for you about:
OUR NEXT SCOTTISH ANTENTAL SESSION IS ON, SATURDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER, 2013 AT QUEEN MARGARETS MATERNITY HOSPTIAL, DUNFERMLINE. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE
Parenting with Multiples in Mind Workshops
Parents of multiple birth children experience unique challenges which are sometimes not understood or even acknowledged in mainstream services. They can compare themselves unfavourably to parents of singletons and can feel guilty because they are not able to live up to their own expectations of being a parent. This one day workshop (10am-4.30pm) gives parents an opportunity to explore their parenting without their children and to help parents to understand that rather than trying to achieve perfect parenting a more realistic aim is to be a ‘good enough’ parent. The topics considered are:
- Being a parent of multiples
- Good enough parenting
- Family relationships
- Starting nursery or school
- Challenging behaviours
- Looking after yourself and your relationships
The format of the workshop is guided discussion with opportunities for mothers and fathers to explore with other parents of mulitples aspects of their parenting which they find challenging and to share ideas and experiences.
These workshops are run by our experienced facilitators., and are currently free of charge in Scotland due to funding from Awards for All Scottland.
These workshops have been highly evaluted by past attendees, recent comments include:-
"It was so valuable to be able to share my experiences with other parents of multiples and realise I am not alone..."
"The faciltiator was great...I came away with lots of practical tips and ideas for coping with my twins"
This workshop is available for delivery to childrens' centres, twins clubs and groups, other organisations and corporates. If you are interested in this please email email@example.com for further information.
These workshops are for those whose multiples are aged between one and five years. Please do not book places if youf multiples are younger/older than this as the workshop content will not be suitable. There is no childcare available and we are unfortunately unable to accommodate children within the workshop.
COURSE DATES AND VENUES
TONTINE HOTEL, PEEBLES HIGH STREET
Facilitated by Sandra Vickers
Saturday 9 th November - The Tontine Hotel, Peebles - 9.30 - 4.00 pm - click here to book.
WISHAW GENERAL HOSPITAL, MATERNITY UNIT
Facilitated by Sandra Fox
Tuesday 29th October - Wishaw General Hospital - 10am-4.30pm - click here to book
EVEN THOUGH PLACES ON THESE WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY FREE OF CHARGE ADVANCED BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. TO BOOK A PLACE IN THE FIRST INSTANCE PLEASE CONTACT HELENPECK@TAMBA.ORG.UK
If you are interested in hearing about future dates please email Helen Peck - firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Clubs - try the Scottish Twinsclubs pages to see if there is a registered club near you.
Scottish E-newsletter - make sure you join or are registered for this newsletter. It contains local stories, events and campaign updates.
Keep in touch - All of our courses and campaigns are overseen by Helen Peck our Scottish Co-ordinator
Local Volunteers (wanted) - help us to deliver our preparing for parenthood sessions. We are currently looking for parents of multiples willing to give these two hour presentations every couple of months to expectant parents. Training is given and if you are interested in helping then please contact Helen Peck
Local Parenting Facilitators (wanted) - if you are a qualified parenting facilitator and are interested in potentially training to deliver our Parenting with Multiples in Mind course please contact Helen Peck
If you're not yet a Tamba member, why not join us and if you live in Scotland then you'll receive all the benefits of membership.