Parenting is one of the most demanding jobs
in the world and one for which none of us is
Extra - Support for Families (EXTRA) is here to
help anyone caring for children in the Tendring
district to meet the challenges of parenting.
We offer local opportunities for parents to
meet at fun days, one-off workshops and a
range of parenting programmes.
Through these activities, EXTRA aims to help
parents develop their parenting skills to bring
out the best in their children, reduce conflict
in the home, improve family relationships and
build confidence in parents/carers to cope with future challenges.
EXTRA acts as a central agency to co-ordinate the provision of parenting support throughout Tendring. We have a parenting platform every couple of months where practitioners involved in parenting, from Barnardo's Children's Centres, schools, adult community learning, health and so on, gather to share information on what is going on and to find ways to provide what parents need in the area.