Getting off to
a good start

For Parents & Carers

Understanding your child’s brain

We work with parents, carers and families of children aged from 3 to 18 who are struggling in some way. Perhaps they are anxious and withdrawn; maybe they are finding school a challenge; or possibly they are having a hard time managing their behaviour positively at home or at school.

If you want to find new ways of helping your child or teenager to be at their best whatever life throws at them, our programmes could be just what you’re looking for.

Our Parents and Carers as Coaches programme will teach you about the developing brain so that your child, you and your family can all understand what might be causing them difficulties.

Create pathways to independence

You will also learn practical solutions and simple tools to help you to support your child or teenager with issues such as:

  • Managing emotions and impulses
  • Controlling attention and dealing with distractions
  • Listening
  • Organising belongings
  • Managing time and completing tasks

“I am a lot calmer. I know that she’s not just being naughty – I understand now that her brain is working in a different way.” – Parent

Training that fits around your life

Our approach to delivering training is very flexible, making it easy for you to access around your work, life and caring commitments. We offer online programmes and face-to-face training for small groups. We deliver during the day, in the evenings and sometimes even at weekends.

Booking open now for our next live online evening programme

Does your child or teenager sometimes find it difficult to manage their feelings, concentrate, listen or follow instructions? Have you wondered how best to help them?

Our Parents and Carers as Coaches course provides very practical solutions to these difficulties, helping you to understand why your child may find it hard to keep to adult expectations.

Recruiting now for our next live online evening programme

Our next course for parents is fully booked. If you would like to reserve a place on our next course with available places, which will start soon, please follow the link below.

Click here to send us an email to reserve your place now!

Parents and Carers as Coaches

Who is it for? 

This programme is for parents, carers and other family members supporting children and young people who are struggling to manage their feelings, concentrate, listen or follow instructions.

What will I learn?

You will learn simple yet effective coaching tools to use with your child. These tools are designed to you support your child with a range of common issues such as:

  • Managing emotions
  • Managing impulses
  • Controlling attention and managing distractions
  • Listening
  • Organising belongings
  • Managing time and completing tasks

How is it delivered? 

If you’re interested in our training, you have two options, so there’s sure to be one that suits your circumstances and how you prefer to learn.

Option 1: You can join us for our live online programme is delivered through Zoom over eight weeks. Each week there is a one-hour session, with an opportunity following each session for participants to ask questions about their own situation.

Option 2: If you prefer to learn at your own pace, you can access our self-study online course which will give you access to course materials and embedded videos. With this option you also have the opportunity to join us for two live online drop-in sessions where you can ask questions and seek advice directly from our experts.

“Once she got through the tears and tantrums, we started to work together as a team.” – Parent

“Listening has actually opened things up. I’ve got back lots more than I thought.” – Parent