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What is The Parenting Course?
A parenting course is an opportunity for parents to address a whole range of issues and subjects related to parenting. The course will help parents enhance their relationship with their child and then look at different ways to deal with their troublesome behaviour.
The benefit of doing the course with other parents is that it helps people realise that they are not alone – all parents have difficulties sometimes. The other parents on the course can provide friendship, support and encouragement, which can last long after the course has finished. There is often laughter, sharing and a strong sense of camaraderie.
What can we expect?
The Parenting Children Course is made up of five weekly sessions lasting 1½ hours.
Each session consists of a talk and small group discussions, and parents are expected to do the homework section before coming for the next session. The topics include:
- Building strong foundations
- Meeting our children’s needs
- Setting boundaries
- Teaching healthy relationships
- Our long term aim
This Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.
Why do the Course?
There is also sometimes an assumption that people who want to go on parenting courses are poor parents and need to be given the skills to parent properly. In fact, the reverse is true. Parents who seek out parenting courses understand that every parent has difficulties at times, and make the effort to seek help and guidance to do the best for their child. The skills and insights they gain on a parenting course last them for years and enable them to have a much calmer happier home.
What do others say?
“The course has helped me to see my parenting and my child from a new perspective. It introduces to me what I will be facing in my parenthood through sharing sessions from other parents.”
“I have learnt that it is actually good for the children to show their anger so they don’t hide their feelings and you get to know them more, thus encouraging bonding.”