Courses for Parents

(All Open College Network London Region Accredited except infant massage)
Concessions can be available.

Being a Parent

This is an 8-week course, each session lasting 2 hours, for parents of children under 11 years. Key areas covered are understanding children's behaviour; listening skills; play; empathic relating, and managing challenging behaviour. In a research study this course had excellent outcomes for improving the quality of the relationships between parents and children.
Fee £120 per person (£40 low income). Bursaries are also available.

Siblings without rivalry

This popular course is of six weekly two hour sessions. Key topics covered are, causes of sibling rivalry, our own experience of conflict, ways of helping children to learn the skills and attitudes necessary to solve conflicts, helpful ways of intervening, jealousy, comparing our children, fairness and sharing.
Fee £90

Living with Teenagers

This is a 6-week course, each session lasting 2 hours. The course includes the changing roles of parent and teenager; problem-solving; values negotiation; listening skills; handling conflict; boundaries and power. We will also look at teenage involvement is risk-taking, sex, drugs and alcohol, internet misuse, problems in school, and peer-group relationships.
Fee £90 per person (£30 low income). Bursaries are also available.

Parenting Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : Part 1 and Part 2

This course comprises two six week modules of two hour and a half hours aimed at those who live with children who have ADHD.

Part 1. Key topics covered on this course include: understanding parents and children's feelings and also children's behaviour.
We look at the use of Special time, Praise, Play and Tangible rewards.

Fee £150

Part 2. Parents of children with ADHD feel they need boundless time and patience. This teaches listening skills, discipline and how to help your children regulate their emotions. It also gives ideas about problem-solving and how to stay sane!
Fee £150

Non-Directive Play

This is a course of five weekly two and a half hour sessions for parents . This course enables individuals to develop the skills to create a safe place for a child to play freely and to give total attention to the child. It develops a non-directive and non-judgmental approach to supporting the child.
Fee £80

Infant Massage

This is a course of 5 weekly one and a half hour sessions for parents to learn the skills of infant massage. The course develops the attachment between parents and infants and can help with sleep, crying or feeding difficulties.
Fee £50

Workshops for Parents

Each workshop lasts 2 hours.
Topics will be on issues such as:

  • Understanding boys
  • Advanced communication skills with children
  • Understanding 1,2,3 and 4 year olds
  • Discipline strategies
  • Understanding your unique child
  • How to stop brothers and sisters fighting
  • Play
  • How to develop high self esteem in children

Cost £15
Monthly workshops on Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday evenings.

A limited number of bursaries are available. Please contact Caroline to discuss further.


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