The aim of the course is to ease some of the strain caused by families staying home. The sessions will provide tools and resources for parents and children to build resilience and use the current situation as a learning opportunity that will help right now and into the future. The sessions will be useful for all parents who want to learn resilience skills. The downloadable worksheets are designed for children aged nine and above.
Session 1: Optimism during uncertainty
This session explores the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave. Flexible and realistic thinking lies at the heart of resilience: it enables us to do the ‘right’ thing at the right time, so we achieve the best possible outcome.
Session 2: Developing the mental muscle
Helping children gain more control over how they feel and behave. Reframing unhelpful choices, and developing empathy for self and others so they can navigate uncertainty and learn to fail well.
Session 3: Compassionate communication
Effective communication is essential as our children move into adolescence. We can find ourselves in cycles of nagging and bickering and focusing on the ‘big’ conversations, and with it, we become disconnected. Resilience and compassion are the keys to staying connected.
Session 4: Mindsets and Energy
Nurturing and developing a growth mindset in our children. Understanding the psychological link between energy, emotions and behaviour.
Session 5: Parenting to strengths
Identifying the unique strengths of children and ourselves – and how to use them to best effect.
What Parents Say About This Course
“There’s a wealth of knowledge and I find it so valuable that you are offering this service at this difficult time. I am inspired by how passionate you are about your work.”
“I absolutely loved this morning and have kept hearing ‘doing or being’ in my head all day! Signed up for the test already and can’t wait.”
“So useful to have tangible, written down, step by step guidelines to follow!”
“Thanks so much – I really enjoyed that session and have signed up for the rest. This is definitely a great positive to come out of a negative situation! Thanks for offering this first one for free and the rest at such a low cost. I’m sure you’ll be helping many parents.”
100% of parents rate the usefulness of this course 10/10