Building Strong Inner Confidence 

Carol is a stay-at-home mother with two children in primary school. Family life can be all consuming and she had forgotten all her needs. 

The WEA courses were advertised in my local school newsletter. I thought I'd go along to a taster - just to see what they had on offer and if it was right for me. It was good to meet with other parents and carers whom I'd previously only nodded to in the playground but never really had the time to get to know. The courses have really expanded my knowledge, offered greater opportunities to further my education and kept me up to date with the real world. Invaluable when I decide to return to paid work.

I look forward to lessons each week - they are my time.

Through the courses, I have developed really strong friendships with other parents and carers. They give me inner strength and confidence to deal with situations I would previously not have been able to tackle. An extremely strong support network has developed. 

I do believe that I have become a more confident parent since studying emotional health. My relationship with my children has greatly improved and using learned skills allowed me to deepen our parent/child relationship. They both look forward to our evening chats where I give them the space to talk - about anything!   

On the practical side, the courses are manageable and affordable. They are during school hours and term time which fits into my busy family life schedule. They have given me another chance in education and allowed me to explore and expand an interest in new topics. If you can muster up the courage to attend the first taster class I can guarantee you will enjoy!

I do believe that I have become a more confident parent since studying emotional health. My relationship with my children has greatly improved and using learned skills allowed me to deepen our parent/child relationship. They both look forward to our evening chats where I give them the space to talk - about anything!

Carol

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