Session 1 – Understanding children’s development
The first session focuses on child development and will explore brain development as well as social and emotional development. We also introduce the topic of parental self care, which we will revisit throughout the group.
Session 2 – Understanding emotional regulation
Helping children to manage big feelings can be very difficult! This session focuses on how parents can support children to learn how to make sense of their feelings and communicate these effectively.
Session 3 – Understanding relationships
Children learn from their environment and the relationships they have with the important people in their lives. This session focuses on the key relationships in a child’s life with parents/ carers and siblings, and how we can build on these to support their development using positive parenting strategies.
Session 4 – Understanding social and emotional wellbeing
This session focuses on strategies which parents and carers can use to help children develop their social, emotional and problem solving skills.
Session 5 – Understanding distress
When children are in distress they typically communicate this through their behaviour. This session looks at how we can understand what children are communicating when they are distressed and how we can respond to it to help them learn the skills they need to cope with strong feelings.
Session 6 – Understanding kids
The final sessions looks at other areas which can be challenging for parents, including difficulties with sleep and sensory issues. There will be opportunity for further discussion about any of the areas that the course has covered.