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Parenting courses

Managing Children's Behaviour

Location: Delivered online

Family Learning courses are engagement courses, helping families move back into learning.

These courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, so we must restrict the number of courses that any individual learner can do. These courses are free, and we would like to be able to offer them to as many people in Kent as possible.

YOU MAY ONLY ENROL ON ONE PARENTING COURSE OR ONE CREATIVE FAMILY LEARNING COURSE.
IN ADDITION, YOU MAY ENROL ON ONE ENGLISH, MATHS OR LANGUAGE COURSE.
THESE GUIDELINES APPLY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR (1ST AUGUST 2020 TO 31ST JULY 2021).

Priority for places is given to NEW LEARNERS.
Please do not enrol unless you are confident that you will attend, as any no shows could have benefitted another family.


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This online course is for mothers, fathers and carers with children aged 0-10 years. This is an adult only course.

It is designed to: to discuss a positive approach to discipline and look at various techniques to manage behaviour effectively, lovingly and positively.
Parenting courses are not interventions and the tutor will not tell parents “how it’s done”, rather they are discussion-based with time to share experiences, ideas, concerns and possible solutions.

Content will include all/some of the following:
Tutors will facilitate and encourage discussion in a secure environment, the expectations and concerns of the learners will be used to inform the planning and content of the course to meet learners' needs.
• The opportunity for learners to reflect on their approach to parenting and how this affects the child.
• How to set effective and appropriate boundaries.
• Understanding behaviour cycles and how to start positive behaviour cycles
• How to use praise and rewards as a way of managing behaviour.
• What are languages of love and how to demonstrate affection to own children.
• Discussion on positive communication skills and how to practise them.