Core Course Bristol 6th Oct 2017

Venue: Henleaze High Street, Bristol BS9
Times: 9:30 to 12:00
Cost: £125
Dates: 5 Fridays: 6, 13 Oct; 3, 10, 17 Nov (no session 20 Oct or 27 Oct)

The core course is an introduction to all areas of the Partnership Parenting approach. You can expect to come away with an understanding of how to apply the 3 step Partnership Parenting model to any parenting challenge so that you can build the relationship you want with your children.

How the material is structured is responsive to the needs of each particular group, but sessions usually run with the following pattern:

Week 1: A Partnership Parenting perspective on your relationship with your children
Partnership Parenting tools and framework overview
Making sense of your children’s behaviour – and your own

Week 2: Step 1 – What’s really going on for your children?
Understanding what your children’s emotions are about
Recognising habitual responses to your children’s behaviour which block your relationship with them
Listening to your children so that they feel heard
Getting clear what your children really need

Week 3: Step 2 – What’s really going for you?
Understanding why you react to your children the way you do
Transforming the anger and guilt we can feel as parents
Shifting judgment and blaming of yourselves and your children
Alternatives to shouting or withdrawing

Week 4: Step 3 – What do you want to do about it?
Generic Partnership Parenting strategies:

  • Anger management
  • Expressing yourself honestly in ways which make you more likely to be heard
  • Joint solution finding which balances our needs and our children’s
  • Setting and enforcing loving boundaries, and when to use insistence

Week 5: Bringing it all together
Bringing the 3 steps together to give you a framework for resolving current and future challenges
Further strategies within the Partnership Parenting model.

The course is for parents and carers of children of any age.

Booking

To book, fill in the form below, and pay the non-refundable deposit of £25 by bank transfer or cheque. This secures your place on the course. The balance is due by Friday 15th September. If you need to cancel after 31st March, I will happily refund your balance as long as I can fill your place.

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