All our workshops, whether online or in-person, are delivered live and offer plenty of opportunities to ask questions and hear practical responses from our experienced parent educators.
Research suggests that sharing parenting challenges, and identifying effective solutions, alleviates stress and worry, and is more effective than mindfulness. And new technology is revealing that our brains are more alert and responsive when we’re interacting with others than when we are alone.
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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.PURCHASE NOW
Children are naturally highly motivated – just not always in the ways that parents or teachers like or understand! But it’s entirely normal that children are not motivated at school or at home sometimes.
Many parents struggle to get their children to do their homework, tidy toys, brush teeth and many of the other tasks they are asked to do each day. Many parents worry about their child’s level of engagement and interest at school.
Join us to learn the different types of motivation, and how our children’s motivation changes over time. We will look at the neuroscience behind motivation and identify the positive parenting skills that help children feel confident and competent enough to get started and keep going, so they can fulfil their potential.BOOK NOW
Parents make significant changes and experience many benefits during and after our Positive Parenting Course. But it can be hard to sustain positive habits and, as our children grow, there are always new challenges!
If you would like to discuss any particular issue and hear specific solutions, or simply re-energise your skills, do join us on Fridays at 1pm. We focus on different age groups each week, and you can submit specific questions when you book.BOOK HERE FOR ALL DATES
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!INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
Do you find it hard to know the best words to use with your daughter at times? Would you like to know how to avoid verbal shut-downs?
Words are particularly important to girls. Girls tend to use words, rather than actions, in order to express themselves and build connection with others. Talking is also how girls process their feelings and release pent-up emotions.
Join us to learn how to respond constructively to spiteful or angry or mean words that avoid verbal shutdowns and how to interpret the real messages behind your daughter’s words. We’ll discuss how to re-frame the meanings behind words in order to keep connection, and identify the best words to use to strengthen relationships and build self-esteem.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
Emotional Intelligence is known to be one of the key predictors of life satisfaction and achievement. It includes being able to recognise and regulate our own feelings, as well as being able to empathise with others’ feelings.
Many studies show that children with strong Emotional Intelligence perform better academically, are physically healthier and benefit from strong friendships. They have strong communication skills and are more able to cope with set-backs and challenges, and therefore become more resilient.
Join us to discover how to raise your child’s Emotional Intelligence by helping them learn to recognise, express and manage their feelings appropriately.INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
Dads play an important role in their children’s lives. Some fathers have found the last two years has been an opportunity to spend more time with their sons and daughters, and become more involved in their day-to-day routines. Some fathers are not able to spend as much time as they would like with their children and are keen to understand the best ways to approach the limited time they spend together.
This workshop is a unique opportunity to spend an evening with other fathers exploring how to develop an authoritative parenting style, which involves creating a warm connection with children and also supporting positive behaviour and holding firm boundaries. We look at the positive parenting skills that increase cooperation and motivation, develop emotional intelligence and empathy, and the most effective ways to handle challenging moments of behaviour that lead to learning and growth.
Join us to find out more about positive parenting for dads!INTERESTED? GET IN TOUCH
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.
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.
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!
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.