What Parenting Courses do we offer?

One Family Parenting courses usually run over an 8 week block. The courses run once a week for two hours. Courses are offered at a variety of times, covering both morning and evening. There are various fees for the courses, but all are low cost.

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.

 

Family Communications | Parenting Teens

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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.

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Family Communications | Parenting when Separated

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About the course:

This course 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.

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Positive Parenting for Changing Families

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About the course:

This course is aimed at parents of younger children up to the age of about 10 years. The course focuses on understanding behaviour and the emotional wellbeing of children.   The course allows time to reflect on your parenting style and how it may impact on the parent child relationship.

The course also very much explores the transitions that happen during and after separation and when parenting alone.

Aims:

  • Offer parents the opportunity to develop a resource kit to manage behaviours that they find challenging. These include implementing quality time in the home, introducing quiet time and understanding how star charts, family meetings and contracts can all support a positive parent child relationship.
  • To  identify the parental style you use and what you are role modelling to your child, including listening and cooperation.
  • Explore the impact stress may have on your parenting and on your child and how to introduce wellbeing.
  • To explore the impact of separation and look at family forms that your child may experience
  • The course also explores bullying, sex education, parenting in a multicultural society and much more.

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Self Care and Personal Growth when Parenting

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About the course:

This course was developed to support parents who have had many challenges which may have resulted in doubting your own judgement and self worth, making parenting alone and after separation a more daunting task.

The course allows space to reflect on ones own strengths and abilities and how they enhance our personalities and potential for growth. Each session builds upon the last and as this may be a new experience for many, the main building blocks of self esteem such as identifying needs, positive thinking, discovering and building on strengths are re-visited in a number of different approaches in order to allow a solid acquisition of these basics.

Aims:

  • To have a more positive outlook on family life.
  • Increase self esteem.
  • Develop self awareness.
  • Build confidence.
  • Explore self worth.

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Parenting through Stressful Times

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About the course:

The course explores the influence stress plays on how we parent and how we manage the challenges that are presented to us daily. Parents have an 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.

Aims:

  • Understand what stress is.
  • Identify how stress can be affecting you and your child/ren.
  • Be able to recognise situations in your life that cause you stress.
  • Find ways to manage your stress and the stress of children.
  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.

Online Courses

Both  Family Communications  – Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teenagers & Positive Parenting for Changing Families are offered online with a selection of the modules from the programme content. 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.

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Family Communications | Coping with Family Life and Communication with Teens

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Aims

  • 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 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.

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Positive Parenting for Changing Families

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Aims

  • To explore the concept of the Good Enough Parent, Winnicot.
  • Offer parents the opportunity to develop a resource kit to manage behaviours that they find challenging. These include implementing quality time in the home, introducing quiet time and understanding how star charts, family meetings and contracts can all support a positive parent child relationship.
  • To  identify the parental style you use and what you are role modelling to your child, including listening and cooperation.
  • Explore the impact stress may have on your parenting and on your child and how to introduce wellbeing.
  • To explore the impact of separation and look at family forms that your child may experience
  • To explore active listening and becoming an assertive parent.

How to access Parenting Courses

To access the Parenting courses please:

  1. Call askonefamily lo-call helpline: 1890 662212.
  2. Complete the Referral form which the Helpline can email or post to you.
  3. Or Download the Referral form here and submit to referral@onefamily.ie.

For Online courses:

Book here

Family Communications | the next course starting January 2019.
Positive Parenting | the next course starting December 2019.


Please read One Family’s Cancellation Policy before booking your course.

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