For: Mums living in Luton with a child under 5
Mellow Parenting is a set of programmes developed to support parents and their children in forming good relationships. This programme recognises that being a parent is both rewarding and challenging, no parent is perfect! The good news is that you can make small changes. Mellow aims to give you the tools so you can strengthen your relationship with your child making the task of parenting easier and more enjoyable.
Practical information about Mellow
- If you have been referred to attend a Luton Mellow Group, before the group starts, a group facilitator will visit you at home and talk to you about what it is like to be in the group.
- If agreed Mellow is the right group for you, they will return to your home and take a video of you with your child. The Mellow Practitioner will then view the video with you, looking out for what is going well.
- At first, this can seem a bit frightening, but being able to think about your own ‘real life’ situation is a great way to see what works for you.
- After this the Mellow weekly sessions are divided into three parts:
The first part of the day is a parents’ group, discussing important topics around your life and wellbeing whilst your children are busy in the crèche area being kept busy by trained staff.
There is then snack time with Mums and children eating together followed by a fun free/cheap activity idea that you can also try at home
Once the children are settled again, parents have the parenting workshop Parent’s videos will also be shared each week.