Navigating Transitions for parents in Barking & Dagenham - Bounce Forward

Navigating Transitions for parents in Barking & Dagenham

A four-session on-line course; with resources to use at home.


Children and young people will face many transitions throughout their lives. Change and uncertainty is something we can learn to navigate, so how do we support children to deal well with transition? Whether the move is from primary to secondary, to a new school or setting, or to a new teacher or class. It can be an anxious time for parents. The way they approach the changes their children face can be the difference between a stressful or a manageable transition. Knowing how best to manage our own emotions, worries and actions is vital for supporting children in the best possible way.

Bounce Forward will be delivering a series of four 60 minute on-line webinars for parents of year 7 children in Barking & Dagenham.

Click on the button below to register your FREE place.

Every Wednesday at 20:00-21:00; 28th September,  5th, 12th & 19th October 2022


Fully funded by Barking & Dagenham Council.

More Information

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  • Why are we doing this?

    We have been commissioned to support parents of children in year 7 at schools in Barking & Dagenham. The aim is to ease some of the strain we feel around facing transitions.

    The webinars are free.

    150 places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

  • Are the sessions available on-demand?

    Yes, each live session will be recorded and sent to you after so you can watch them in your own time.

  • Who is it for?

    Parents of children in year 7 and at a school in Barking & Dagenham. Parents will want to explore how best to help their children deal well with transition, change and uncertainty.

  • Where is it?

    The live webinars will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows you to engage with the trainer and other parents attending.

    If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, you can engage via the chat function.

  • Will you be able to see me?

    No, this will be delivered via a Zoom Webinar so you will only be able to see the presenter.

  • Disclaimer

    It is important to understand the sessions will invite participants to consider, reflect on and learn skills to develop emotional resilience. The course will explore transition, change and uncertainty in the context of the real circumstances, but is not intended to solve individual problems, significant life challenges or provide therapeutic support of any kind.

    By confirming your attendance, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and taking full responsibility for your suitability to attend.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

Terms and conditions

Course Overview 

Session 1: Recognising personal concerns and barriers 

This session provides a space to share concerns and recognise we are not on our own. We all face challenges and change is a constant, so we will explore the link between emotions, energy and our ability to take control.

Session 2: Developing a growth mindset to change 

This session will consider unhelpful habits of thinking in relation to transition, change and uncertainty. The focus will be on exploring the differences between a fixed and growth mindset.

Session 3: Supporting children to recognise and regulate unhelpful emotions

This is session will explore evidence based strategies for dealing with anxiety, stress and dealing with strong reactions to change.

Session 4: Creating and strengthening human connections for transitions 

This session will focus on how we can play to our strengths when dealing with uncertainty and change. It will also explore a practical approach for assertive communication.