Six families started our new Family Group last week, which is running for 8 weeks from our base at Granton. The group is for parents of children who are in Primary 1 -3 who are experiencing isolation in the local area. The group is split into a parents group and a children’s group. Within the children’s group our early years practitioners will be exploring emotions, relaxation and making friends. It’s filled with games, arts and crafts and play. The parents will be going through a specially designed programme to look at positive parenting techniques, building up parental confidence and ways to reduce stress. The overarching aim of the group is to increase families social networks which they can utilise during the summer holidays.