One Family offers a range of programmes to support people who parent alone or share parenting, or who are experiencing separation. We have worked with and for one-parent families for over 45 years, so we understand the situations that may arise for families. Participating on a programme along with other people in similar situations can add to the experience too, and there is always some time to chat over coffee during the break.
We also offer two online courses with optional one-to-one support that cost only €9.99 each, and are booking now on the links below.
If you are interested in taking a course, but not too sure about what the benefits might be, call us to discuss what course can best meet your and your family’s needs on 01 662 9212. You can also read the experiences of some of parents who have participated in One Family programmes here.
Essential for parents of children of all ages but particularly those with teens, teaching clear and direct communication skills to strengthen your family life.
28 Feb (8 weeks) | 10am-12 one morning per week | Dublin 7 | €40 | Book here now.
Are you looking for ways to create a stronger family unit? Communicate better with your children? This course will also help you to:
- Identify the strengths in your family
- Learn ways to resolve conflict and negotiate
- Practice clear and direct communication for common family dilemmas
2. Positive Parenting for Changing Families
A practical and positive course for parents of 2-12 year olds to build on your existing skills so that you can manage behaviours and development well.
28 Feb (8 weeks) | 9.30-11.30am morning per week | Dublin 7 Book here now
During this course you will also explore:
- Parenting after separation.
- Different types of family forms.
- Parenting through stressful times.
3. Family Communications: Parenting After Separation
This 8 week programme supports parents who are trying to navigate their way through parenting after separation.
The course is divided into three core areas:
- The impact of separation on children.
- Sharing Parenting in a conflict free and healthy way.
- Moving forward as a family.
Over the course parents have an opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations. This can offer support at a time when many parents are challenged with the many changes taking place within the family and their personal lives.
28 Feb (8 weeks) | 5.30-7.30pm one evening per week | Dublin 7 | €60 | Book here now.
4. Parenting Through Stressful Times
This course supports people who are parenting alone or sharing parenting in recognising and positively managing stress in themselves and in children.
28 Feb (8 weeks) | 12.30-2.30pm | Book here now.
Parenting Through Stressful Times has been designed as a eight week course to support parents to understand and recognise stress. It explores very gently with parents the influence stress plays on how we parent and how we manage the challenges that are presented to us daily. The course allows parents the opportunity to explore many tools that can aid and support one to cope with stress, preventing the build up of stress and maintaining a healthy balance. During the course parents look at how children are faced with stress and as parents how you can recognise stress in your child, identify unmet needs and offer your child the tools they need to manage stress as they go through life.
5. Self-care and Personal Growth When Parenting Alone
Facing ongoing challenges can at times cause us to lose our confidence and belief in our abilities and life skills, and struggling to deal with life’s transitions on a daily basis.
TBC| €40 | Book here now.
The ending of a relationship, parenting alone, or trying to develop the skills to share parenting after separation can present many great challenges.
This eight week course is to support you, as a parent, to explore your self-worth and confidence, helping you to find the answer to the question, “Who am I?” Participants will have an opportunity to develop a sense of self-awareness through learning about the most important relationship of all: the relationship we have with ourselves.
The overall aim of the course is to support you as a parent to be a ‘good enough parent’ by taking time for self-care so that you can be there for your children.
Family Communications | 8 weeks | 2 hours per week approx. | €9.99
Sign up here now for the next course starting March 2019.
An eight week online facilitated course, Family Communications Online has been created from modules of our Family Communications – Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers. The course is 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 and mentoring around parenting topics from our Director of Children and Parenting Services. 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. Participants can also join our Facebook Parenting Group for Q&A sessions.
Positive Parenting Online | 8 weeks | 2 hours per week approx. | €9.99
Sign up here now for the next course starting February 2019.
An eight week online facilitated course, Positive Parenting Online has been carefully created from modules of our acclaimed Positive Parenting for Changing Families programme in response to demand from parents around the country and is suitable for parents in all family forms. The eight weekly sessions will be communicated via email from One Family and include reflective exercises and completion of a learning journal, all of which can be done in your own time at your own discretion. While self-managed via weekly emails, this course will be supported by individual email support and mentoring around parenting topics from our Director of Children and Parenting Services. This course costs €9.99 which includes 10 weekly emails (8 with course content), optional individual support on the parenting topics explored, and optional assessment with issue of a Certificate of Completion. Participants can also join our Facebook Parenting Group for Q&A sessions.
Please read One Family’s Cancellation Policy before booking your course.
This service is subsidised by: