What Is The Parenting Children Course?
The Parenting Children Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, co-authors of The Marriage Book, The Parenting Book and The Marriage Course. They have been married for over forty years, have four children, 6 grandchildren and are on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton - the London church that started the Alpha course.
Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting.
Who is it for?
The Parenting Children Course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers of children aged 0 – 10 years.
What can we expect?
The Parenting Children Course is made up of five weekly sessions lasting 2½ hours, including time for a meal. Each session can be split into two if preferred and run over ten shorter sessions lasting 1½ hours.
Each session consists of a video talk and small group discussions, and parents are expected to do the homework section before coming for the next session. The topics include:
· Building strong foundations
· Meeting our children’s needs
· Setting boundaries
· Teaching healthy relationships
· Our long term aim
Why do the Course?
· Children do not arrive with an instruction manual
· No role we undertake is more important than parenting
Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.
What is the cost?
The cost of the course will vary at different venues. A basic charge is made to cover the cost of the meals and materials.
What others say?
"The course has helped me to see my parenting and my child in a new perspective. It introduces to me what I will be facing in my parenthood through sharing sessions from other parents."
"I have learnt that it is actually good for the children to show their anger so they don’t hide their feelings and you get to know them more, thus encouraging bonding."