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Join us for a LIVE AND INTERACTIVE workshop focused on a particular area of interest

Our 90-minute parenting workshops start at 8pm and are led by TWO members of The Parent Team so there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions relevant to your situation and hear practical responses. Research suggests that sharing parenting challenges, and identifying effective solutions, alleviates undue stress or worry, and is more effective than mindfulness! After each workshop you will receive an e-handout.

Return to School Offer: £30 per workshop (usual price £39)

Our Graduate Q&A is for graduates of our Family Skills Course or any course run by us at The Parent Practice. These take place at 1pm and are 60 mins long. Each session has a maximum of 5 participants and focusses on a specific age group.

Return to School Offer: £15 per session (usual price £20)

We are offering a FREE 45 minute Helping Families Thrive workshop to schools, nurseries and businesses.
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Full details of each workshop are below

 

Siblings

Fostering Harmony & Resolving Conflict between Siblings

Tuesday 14th September at 8pm

Are you tired of trying to manage the bickering, arguing, and fighting between your children? Are you frustrated as you listen to their complaints and tales and worried by their provocations, taunts and hurtful behaviour towards each other?

Getting along with a sibling is a surprisingly complex matter, and some of the ways parents try to achieve sibling harmony don’t work in the way we hope.

Join us to find out why brothers and sisters struggle to get along, and the role parents play in their interaction. You will learn several practical ways to help your children develop tolerance and consideration for each other, and learn how to resolve their differences effectively.

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Calmer Parent

Developing a Calmer and More Effective Parenting Style

Thursday 23rd September at 9:30am

Have you ever reacted to your child’s behaviour in a way that you regret? Have you noticed that it usually doesn’t help improve your child’s behaviour, and it can escalate the situation? Would you like to understand why this happens and what you can do about it?

When our kids are rude, demanding, or un-cooperative, when they provoke their siblings or ignore or flout the family rules, many parents are pushed to shouting, blaming and threatening. Losing our cool in these difficult moments is a lose/lose situation but it is a cycle that can be broken.

Join us to learn how our brains are wired and why certain behaviours push us to react, and what we can do to stay calmer in the face of challenging moments, so we can handle respond more effectively.

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Teenagers

Preparing for the Teenage Years

Tuesday 28th September at 8pm

Many parents approach the teenage years with some trepidation. Adolescents experience many changes in their brains and bodies during this period which can impact self-esteem, relationships and behaviour. Parents often feel they no longer know how to respond to this new person in their midst, and strategies that used to work now seem ineffective, and even counter-productive. They worry about the challenges ahead, particularly for typical hot spots such as the use of technology and social gatherings. 

Join us to learn more about the changes that occur in the adolescent brain and the developmental drivers for teenagers. We will discover the most effective ways to communicate with our nearly teenagers, and help them improve their ability to think ahead, solve problems, develop judgement and be considerate of others. We will look at ways we can establish and uphold appropriate boundaries, and reduce conflict. And then we can enjoy the best of their teenage years!

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Friday Refreshers

GRADUATE Q&A

Fridays at 1pm

We know that parents make significant changes and experience many benefits after doing a positive parenting course.

We also recognise that it can be hard to sustain positive habits and, as our children grow, there are always new challenges popping up!

If you have done our Family Skills Course or any course with us at The Parent Practice, come along to hear specific solutions and feel re-energised and motivated to use your positive parenting skills.

Each week we focus on a different age group – 0-5 years, 6-10 years, and 11+ years old. You will be invited to submit specific questions when you book.

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Helping Children Thrive

Helping Children Thrive Workshop

When we ask parents what qualities and characteristics they hope their children will develop, they respond with words like: confident, kind, motivated, hard-working and cooperative. They want their children to reach their potential, have great friendships and much more. In short, they want their children to thrive. The good news is that that there are many ways parents can help!

Join us to discuss how paying attention to our children’s positive behaviour, with Descriptive Praise, nurtures a healthier self-esteem, increases levels of cooperation and helps them develop positive habits. This changes the dynamics within the home, as well as instilling a healthy attitude to learning. We will also look at how we can help our children develop Emotional Intelligence which strengthens their ability to self-regulate and be more resilient. This means they are better able to solve problems and be considerate of others. We also examine how we can prepare our children to cope with challenging situations so they are more likely to do their best.

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Helping Children Thrive

Helping Children Thrive at School - Understanding Motivation

Would you like to know how to motivate your child as they transition back to school, and help them feel confident about re-engaging with work in the classroom?

Whether our experience of home-schooling has been positive or a struggle, every child will benefit from the right kind of support from their parents at home as they transition back to school life. As we stand back from overseeing their on-line learning, our focus needs to turn to helping our children develop the qualities they need to thrive over the next few years!

Join us to discover how to nurture your children’s self-esteem, encourage persistence and develop a healthy attitude to learning. We can increase their confidence so they feel able to stretch themselves and respond positively to set-backs and disappointments.

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Helping Children Thrive

Helping Children Thrive at School – Developing Emotional Intelligence

We know our children will face challenges as they return to the classroom, playgrounds and cloakrooms over the next few weeks. When we help them develop Emotional Intelligence, we boost their ability to self-regulate, increase their resilience and ability to cope with set-backs, frustrations, and disappointments.

Many studies show that children with good EI perform better academically, are physically healthier, and benefit from healthy friendships with others. And EI is a skill that parents can teach their children by understanding how to respond to their feelings and helping them to handle and express these feelings appropriately.

Join us to discover how to encourage self-awareness, self-regulation and communication skills at home that will reduce stress at school, leading to increased cognitive skills and happier relationships.

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Helping Children Thrive

Helping Children Thrive at School – Encouraging Independence

Would you like to help your child become more organised and independent and think ahead about what they need to do at school?

We can help our children feel more successful at school, and at home, when we help them prepare in advance for upcoming challenges. We can help them develop positive habits that will last a life-time including taking responsibility for their schoolwork, managing their time appropriately, looking after their possessions, and handling friendship issues. There are very effective ways to do this that don’t involve stepping in and taking over!

Join us to learn highly effective and practical training tools that will encourage your child’s autonomy and independence, so they will be more confident about their abilities which impacts their self-esteem and resilience.

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Girls Self Esteem

THE GIRLS SELF-ESTEEM & PERFECTIONISM WORKSHOP

Do you worry about your daughter’s self-esteem? Is she showing signs of perfectionism, where nothing she does is good enough?

A strong self-esteem is vital to help our daughters do their best and cope with the inevitable pressures and challenges of life. We want our daughters to be confident about their abilities so they try new things, have a positive body image and develop healthy friendships. We want them to realise that making mistakes is normal and that ‘good enough’ leads to a healthy mindset.

Join us to learn how girls can be different in the way they think and behave, and discover practical and effective strategies to help your daughter have confidence in herself.

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Boys & Emotions

THE BOYS & EMOTIONS WORKSHOP

It’s a confusing world for boys and their parents today. The role of men in relationships and society is being questioned, and there is much debate about the effect of nature and nurture. it is hard for boys to know how they should behave in order to be accepted, and also to feel authentic.

Join us to learn how we can help our sons develop emotional intelligence and self-regulation, and how to nurture empathy and understanding of others. We will also discuss how to hold productive conversations with our sons about friendships, as well as other sensitive and difficult issues.

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Anxiety Workshop

RECOGNISING & RESPONDING TO ANXIETY

We are increasingly aware of and concerned by the rising levels of anxiety in our children.

There are many different causes of anxiety, and many ways that children display their fears and worries. When we understand how anxiety works, the role it plays, and can distinguish between natural (even helpful) and self-limiting levels of worry, we can help our children manage their fears and concerns in a positive way. It’s a key life-skill and it’s never too late or too early to start.

Join us to learn more about the role of anxiety, and how to recognise and manage your child’s fears and worries, both in the short-term and over the longer-term.

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Boys Behaviour

THE BOYS & BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP

Boys have many positive qualities, which can also be challenging for their parents, and often for the boys themselves.

It can be hard for boys to manage their energy appropriately, and many of them struggle with co-operation as well as organisation and focus. They can become excessively competitive and find it hard to win and lose appropriately. They are often tempted to push boundaries and challenge authority, and have difficulties accepting responsibility for their behaviour.

Join us to learn key skills to channel energy and deal with excessive competitiveness, and help your sons develop better habits of co-operation and work within boundaries.

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Girls Friendship

THE GIRLS’ FRIENDSHIP WORKSHOP

Would you like to know how to help your daughter cultivate healthy friendship skills? Do you want to know how to support her with any friendship issues and struggles?

Friendships are very important to our daughters. The way girls approach their friendships, and what they need from their friendships, varies according to age, but all girls benefit from learning crucial social skills to help them choose, and be, good friends. This workshop explores the different developmental stages of friendship and practical strategies for parents to help their daughters develop and maintain healthy and fulfilling friendships.

Join us to learn what you can do when your daughter is struggling with a friendship issue, when you think her friends are a bad influence, and how you can support her when she has friendship fall outs and difficulties.

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Parenting in the Digital Age

PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

Are you concerned by your children’s use of technology? Do you struggle to set effective boundaries? Do you discuss with your children what they are doing on their devices and with whom? Is it a fight to get them off their devices? Is technology causing tantrums and arguments at home?

Children’s use of technology rose significantly during Lockdown with the increased use of electronic devices for both education and socialising. Now that children have returned to the classroom and restrictions on social and sporting activities are easing, many families are finding it hard to re-establish a healthy and balanced relationship with technology at home and encourage their children to engage in off-line activities.

Join us to learn how to set and maintain effective family rules and boundaries for the Digital World. We’ll show you how to help your children transition off their devices and back to real-life activities without meltdowns. We will discuss the importance of parental modelling and learn effective ways to help our children develop healthy digital habits for the future.

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Attending the workshop was a great way to spend an evening together at home! It was a really good investment of our time to try to understand our son better and be the best parents we can.

- Nicola, mum of two

The Girls & Friendship workshop was excellent. Recently my 12 year old daughter was in a friendship triangle fallout and I felt so capable to help her this time, whereas I have felt helpless before.

- Emma, mum of two

I underestimated how life-changing some of the advice from the Boys Workshop was. Descriptive Praise has done wonders for my son. He is happier, more relaxed, and better behaved as a result. And so are the rest of us!

- Laura, mother of two

 

Let The Parent Team help you find the best way forward for your family whether you want to make small changes to the dynamics at home, or need support with significant challenges.