We were so pleased to be invited to run workshops at the recent Refugee and Migrant Services Under 5's and Parent Expo. We ran 4 45 minute workshops to parents from many different ethnicities. It was a wonderful experience and one that we learnt so much from. In each workshop there were several interpreters supporting the participants, and us. We spoke about anxiety and behaviour in under 5s and shared some simply tips, techniques and ideas for supporting little ones. It was really useful for us to be able to share our own experiences of parenting and our memories of being parenting from around the world.
We all worry and feel anxiety at times in our lives. Anxiety can impact on children and their families in many ways. The Worry Bug Project seeks to support parents and teachers to recognise and address mild to moderate anxiety.