Welcome to the Compassionate Parent App.
The Compassionate Parent App has been developed by a Clinical Psychologist and draws upon evidence-based strategies from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology theories to offer mental health support in your parenting journey.
The Compassionate Parent App aims to provide parents and families with tools for positive parent-child interactions, to support parental wellbeing and flourishing mental health.
Within the app parents are given the opportunity to build a toolbox of strategies to assist in maintaining perspective, managing expectations and keeping positive. Using mindfulness (including guided meditation practices) and positive psychology techniques, The Compassionate Parent App provides an opportunity to recognise and magnify the positive experiences of ones parenting journey and parent child connection.
The Compassionate Parent App Tools, Strategies and Exercises
Self-Help – With a focus on connectedness The Compassionate Parent App identifies ways to strengthen the parent child connection through play or activity, and to enhance parental connection through compassion and support. Ideas for getting out and about are also explored.
Self-Reflection – The app offers strategies for managing mood and acknowledges the mix of emotions parents can experience which may range from anxiety to tiredness while offering coping strategies for these if they are experienced.
Personal Growth - Personal growth strategies and exercises are influenced by evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology principles to offer manageable tools for busy parents across the domains of keeping positive, looking after myself, managing expectations and maintaining perspective. Strategies offered are written to be easy to understand, practical and helpful for busy parents with competing demands.
This app is for mothers, fathers, people who identify as part of the LGBT community, single parents, and families.
The app offers strategies for connectedness, with a focus on parent child connection as well as relationship connectedness. Connection and play ideas for newborn - 1year old’s are also offered.
The app is designed to be adaptable for the diverse family structures that exist in today’s modern world.