Surviving the Parenting Years

Parenting is a most rewarding and joyful experience. However it can at various stages become difficult and demanding, where unconditional love is challenged. Parents want what is best for their children but sometimes they inadvertently say things or use parenting methods that can escalate issues.

Parenting, unfortunately, comes with no handbook or in-service training! This programme is about looking at the triggers that can escalate challenges and cause undue friction. We examine how certain individual belief systems and thinking can inhibit healthy parenting and diminish effective communication in a family.


  • The programme will focus on the impact of parent’s beliefs and thinking on their children’s behaviour.
  • It will also look at why children misbehave and ways of dealing with this behaviour.
  • Parent’s will be introduced to Cognitive Behaviour Principles with regards to parenting ie that people are not disturbed by people/events in their lives but by the way they few them.
  • It will also explore the impact of parent’s thinking on the lives of their children.
  • It will examine the impact (healthy and unhealthy) of how we were parented on how we will parent our own children,

The Objectives of the Programme:

  • Provide parents with an opportunity to examine how their belief systems/thinking about themselves, others and life can impinge on how they parent their children.
  • Provide parents with an opportunity to examine how they relate to their children/teenagers through their own belief systems about parenting.
  • Look at ways of changing parenting habits that can affect how their children/teenagers relate to them.
  • Provide parents with an insight as to why children and adolescents misbehave,
  • Address the immediate issues that parents may have in relation to their children/adolescents.

The programme will also address specific problematic areas such as: Change in Family Circumstances, Low Frustration Tolerance, Anxiety Disorders, Image and Self Worth, Loss and Separation.

To view dates for this course go to Training Calendar.

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