E-Learning for Parents

At One Family we run three online courses, Family Communications  – Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers, Positive Parenting for Changing Families and Parenting when Separated. The courses are suitable for parents in all family forms and can be done from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you. The eight weekly sessions will be communicated via email from One Family and include reflective exercises and completion of a learning journal.

While self-managed via weekly emails, this course will be supported by individual email support from the Parenting team. This course costs €9.99 which includes ten weekly emails (eight with course content), optional individual support on the parenting topics explored, and optional assessment with issue of a Certificate of Completion.

Parenting when Separated

Next course starts 1 November 2020

Family Communications

Next course starts 18 October 2020

Positive Parenting

Next course starts 25 October 2020

Course Descriptions

Family Communications

Aims

  • Explore the key components of clear and direct communication to help parents to communicate effectively, while reducing conflict, when parenting teens and sharing parenting.
  • To understand the impact separation has on children and teens.
  • To explore what shared parenting is and how to move into the business of shared parenting after separation.
  • Explore a day in the life of a teenager and develop ways in which you can understand your teen and form a positive relationship.
  • Resolve conflict within family relationships and support your teen to negotiate change.
  • To explore boundaries and implement fair rules within the home to meet the needs of each member.
  • Develop listening skills and find a way to allow each family member to voice needs and be heard in the home.
Positive Parenting for Changing Families

About the course:

This course explores with parents the key components of clear and direct communication (Non Violent Communication Process) as a tool for managing behaviour and developing healthy communication in the home.

The course will also give opportunity to explore sibling relationships, problem solving, managing a crisis and respecting difference.

Aims:

  • Develop ways in which you can understand your teen and form a positive relationship.
  • Resolve conflict within family relationships and support your teen to negotiate change.
  • To explore boundaries and implement fair rules within the home to meet the needs of each member.
  • Develop listening skills and find a way to allow each family member to voice needs and be heard in the home.
Parenting When Separated

About the course:

This course is an online adaption of our in-house ‘Family Communications: Parenting When Separated’ course. It is for parents who have separated and may be in the process of agreeing how to share parenting. The course will explore the key components of clear and direct communication (Non Violent Communication Process) as a tool to support parents to communicate effectively in a non conflictual way in order to achieve success when sharing parenting.

Aims:

  • To understand the impact separation has on children.
  • To explore what shared parenting is and how to move into the business of shared parenting after separation.
  • To develop the skills of compromise and negotiation in order to  parent effectively with the other parent.
  • To recognise the challenges of parenting after separation and identifying ways to support ones own wellbeing.
  • To move forward with new family rituals and routines accepting the new family form welcoming  a new future.