Parent’s / Carers guide to Thrive

We feel it is important to work closely with you as their parent/carer so will include you in the tailored activities to have a go with at home. This will help consistency and repetition which will over time, fulfil that emotional gap.

Positive relationships with trusted adults are at the heart of Thrive and alongside key experiences of varying repeated activities, these will help to support their development, increasing their emotional well-being, improve their capacity to be more creative, and even help them learn to name and recognise emotions and being able to regulate how they feel, to stop and think before they act. Having an emotional gap can mean they feel and then behave off that emotion. Thrive will help their brains to reconnect pathways that enable them to feel, think and choose before behaving, hopefully making a better choice.

Why I love Thrive

I started being a Thrive assistant and the more I became involved, the more I became intrigued and amazed by what Thrive meant and did.

When I started my training to become a Thrive practitioner, I came out of the very first session saying wow. 

I have loved being a Thrive practitioner and seeing differences made in children’s lives. I realise the importance of connections made at the start. And throughout their lives. I feel so passionate about Thrive and learning how to tremendously help each child to be where they should be for their age, emotionally. I’ve grown deeper in knowledge and understanding of what Thrive is over the past years and it has inspired me to share what I learn with colleagues and friends, encouraging them to look at children’s behaviour as communication and distressed rather than naughty. I choose between 2-4 strategies, helping me focus on repeated, targeted activities, and helping the children to build those new neuro-pathways. The impact Thrive has on emotional developmental gaps is a game changer for me. Relating to our emotions opens ourselves to trusting others, becoming more confident, and aware of how we feel. Being in touch with your feelings and sensations, you realise no one can criticize that. We are who we are and that is ok.