- BRINGING UP GREAT KIDS
- 1-2-3 magic & emotion coaching
- taking charge of bullying
- ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS
Bringing Up Great Kids is a parenting program which can assist a range of parents and carers of children at different ages. All of the programs and accompanying resources are underpinned by a philosophy of promoting and supporting respectful, caring and nurturing relationships between parents and their children. Parents and carers are encouraged to become more reflective and mindful in their parenting approach.
The Bringing Up Great Kids’ programs and resources support parents and carers to:
- learn more about the origins of their own parenting style and how it can be more effective;
- identify the important messages they want to convey to their children and how to achieve this;
- learn more about brain development in children and its influence on their thoughts, feelings and behaviour;
- understand the meaning of children’s behaviour;
- discover how to overcome some of the obstacles getting in the way of them being the kind of parent they would like to be; and
- discover ways for parents to take care of themselves and to find support when they need it.
Each program is divided into modules which can be run in an adaptable format over a number of weeks depending on the needs of the parents/carers who participate. It can be run individually with parents or in a group format. Each of the programs comes with a manual and all the activities and resources required to run it effectively. It also includes evaluation tools and protocols. Bringing up great kids is an evidence based program.
The 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program aims to teach parents how to deal with their children’s difficult behaviour by using an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use signalling system to manage children’s difficult behaviour. The signalling system requires the parent to use less talk and less emotion, which in turn encourages the development of children’s ability to manage their emotional reactions to parental boundaries (or emotional competency).
The three sessions of the program cover the following topics:
· The course philosophy, in which parents are familiarised with the two main aims of the program: to increase children’s ability to self manage, and to provide parents skills to take action in difficult-to-manage parenting situations
· Contemporary thinking in child development with a particular emphasis on the differences between adult and children’s cognitive abilities
· Clear thinking strategies for helping parents to sort between different types of behaviour
· The two most common mistakes of parenting – too much to talk and too much emotion
· Processes of pattern-establishment and pattern change including, how negative reinforcement works, the characteristics of patterns, the parent as participant observer, and how to interrupt patterns and extinction bursts
· Response flexibility in parents and carers – knowing how to avoid getting ‘hooked’ by children’s negative emotions
· How to choose the best strategy – Do nothing, listen or act?
· The 1-2-3 Magic technique:
- what it is, and is not, used for
- how it’s done properly
- how to implement it at home
- how to avoid the two biggest mistakes of parenting
· Developing response flexibility in children:
- response flexibility in the brain: What’s new?
- emotion coaching
- cognitive strategies parents can teach children
· Start behavior tactics
Taking Charge of Bullying is a workshop for parents to give them an understanding and tools to manage bullying, it assists parents in identifying if their child is at risk and how to build resilience within their child. Parents will learn guidelines in dealing with bullying including working with the school in keeping their child emotionally safe from bullies. The 2 hour workshop covers topics such as:
· What is bullying
· What are the signs of bullying
· Communication around bullying
· How to build resilience in your child
· What to do/what not to do if your child is being bullied
Working with the school to manage the bullying
Parenting Course for parents to learn skills in how to deal with teenage challenges.
Topics covered in the course include:
· Common ground shared by parents and reasonable expectations to hold about your teen
· New understanding of Adolescent brain development
· Positive decision making
· Building a better relationship with your teen
· Communication skills for managing those tough conversations
Above you will find details of our most popular programs for parents.
Each of our programs can be run individually for parents that would prefer a personalised program or as a group program to suit your group's needs.
In addition, we can create a personalised program for your situation or group. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.