26 June 2013, 06:00
A free workshop for parents who feel they've lost control of their children is being offered in Ipswich this weekend.
It's been organised by Ipswich Borough Council to help parents who are struggling with their children being violent.
The three hour workshop is taking place at University Campus Suffolk at the Waterfront on Saturday (29th June) from 10-1pm.
Trainer and psychologist Eddie Gallagher is coming over from Australia to help parents with controlling children who are aggressive and violent towards their parents, brothers and sisters.
Eddie said: "More and more children are becoming violent for many reasons, such as being exposed to violence and sex from the media. Parents being more over-protective and child-focused also leads to arrogance in children and attitude.
"Although in the UK there is no statistical data on this problem we know anecdotally and from people requesting support for this issue that there is an increase in child violence toward parents."
The workshop's been called 'Who's In Charge' and any parent or carer who is struggling with difficult children is being urged to go along.
For more information and to book on to the course contact:
Lorraine Arthur - Ipswich Borough Council
Carole Williams - Ipswich Borough Council