Information in English

Information in English

Information about the project Familjepeppen

Familjepeppen is a partnership project between the municipalities in the Umeå Region, the county council and adult educational organisations. Familjepeppen reaches out to all parents with children under the age of 18.

The aim of Familjepeppen is to inspire you as a parent – we believe this may well give you an even closer relationship with your child. Our main goal is for all children to have a secure childhood.

Why do we need parenting support groups?

With so many types of support groups already in existence, it would seem natural to also offer support groups for parenting. A common misconception is that a parent needs to have problems with parenting to go on a course. This is absolutely not true. The support groups address the concerns of all parents, everything from child development to practical information concerning relationships, communication and how to deal with emotions and create a sense of belonging in a family.

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is – it is also one of the hardest. Little attention is paid to preparing people for this vital role, yet parents are the key to giving children a happy and stable childhood.

Most parents experience the same joy from parenting, as well as similar challenges. Grandparents are not as always as available for support as they were in the past. Instead, other parents could provide mutual support and a place to share experience and knowledge about parenting. Discussing relevant issues with other parents can strengthen your relationship with your child.

For more information, please contact Project coordinator Kerstin Grundberg   
Phone 090-161637  
Email  kerstin.grundberg@umea.se

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