Our parenting workshops address practical issues and enable participants to share day-to-day problems and solutions. The aim of our courses is to increase parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence and enjoyment of the parenting role. Some courses are fully funded but where this is not possible we can offer highly competitive rates.
This course will help parents to improve their communication skills and create a framework of discipline and respect in their families. They are useful in reducing tension, squabbling, tantrums and fighting, establishing clearer, more respectful parenting guidelines, and making children happier and more responsible.
The course covers:
• Children’s Misbehaviour – common reasons for misbehaviour; how to deal with misbehaviour; looking after yourself.
• Developing Responsibility – how to provide training, giving encouragement and explaining what discourages children.
• Communication - how to develop good listening and speaking skills, develop confidence and self-esteem.
• Discipline – setting boundaries, choices and consequences; how to cope as a lone parent
• Bringing it together – family meetings; signs of a healthy family; treating one another with respect; time with your children.
This course will reinforce the same parenting skills learnt in the Parenting Children course, while also dealing with the more difficult situations met in the teen years. Because it is so important to reinforce skills being learnt, it is recommended that parents of teenagers experience the Parenting Children sessions first (though this is not essential). The course will give parents of teenagers the skills to deal with the more difficult situations met in the teen years and help them to relate to their teenagers.
The course covers:
• Where do I start - connecting with your teenagers; understanding the adolescent changes; why teenagers misbehave; parenting styles
• When listening helps – learning to listen; stages of active listening
• What encourages teens – training to be responsible; self-esteem and raising confident teenagers.
• Managing conflict – stages of dealing with problems; steps for managing conflict; dealing with abuse and criticism
• Teenagers and discipline – do teenagers need boundaries; choices and consequences; dealing with serious problems; saying no