Parenting Through Stressful Times

Understanding and dealing with stress

Parenting Through Stressful Times has been designed to help parents understand and recognise stress, and to provide tools to help parents manage it.

This personal development programme explores the influence stress plays on how we parent and how we manage the challenges that are presented to us. It incorporates a proactive and creative approach to analysing and understanding how our stress can occur in the context of parenting. The course provides parents with the opportunity to explore stress management tools, and looks at how to prevent the build-up of stress and maintain a healthy balance.

Module 1: Welcome!

  • How the course works

Module 2: Introduction to stress

  • Understand what stress is.
  • Learn how stress can affect you.
  • Be able to recognise situations in your life that cause you stress.
  • Learn about stressors.

Module 3: Stress & My Needs

  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.
  • Understand the relationship between stress, needs and emotions.
  • Recognise the importance of self-care.

Module 4: Parenting & Stress

  • Understand what is parenting stress.
  • Recognise negative emotions and feelings should be acknowledged.
  • Understand how parenting stress can affect children.

Module 5: Tools to Manage Stress

  • Learn practical ways to manage your stress.
  • Recognise the importance of positive self-talk.
  • Develop the skills of positive self-talk.
  • Recognise the importance of social support.

Module 6: Time Management

  • Understand the connection between stress and time management.
  • Benefits of time management.
  • Learn practical ways to manage your time and stress.

Module 7: Review and Reflection

  • Recap the key points from the course.
  • Acknowledge that the journey continues.
  • Understand what stress is.
  • Learn how stress can affect you.
  • Be able to recognise situations in your life that cause you to stress.
  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.
  • Recognise how your stress can have an effect on your children and your relationship.
  • Develop the skills of positive self-talk.
  • Learn practical ways to manage your stress.
  • Develop your time management skills.
Parenting through stressful times
Parenting through Stressful Times has been designed as a course to support parents understand, recognise stress, and to provide tools on how to manage stress.
Module 1 Welcome

Introduction to the course

Unit 1 Unit 1: Getting Started
Unit 2 Unit 2: Your Learning Tools
Unit 3 Unit 3 – What I Want to Give/ Get
Unit 4 Unit 4 – What is Journaling
Unit 5 Unit 5 - Self-Reflective Practice
Module 2 Introduction to Stress

Introduction to stress, understanding stress, what are stressors and how to find a good balance.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: What is Stress
Unit 3 Unit 3: Understanding Stress
Unit 4 Unit 4: The 4 Factors of Stress
Unit 5 Unit 5: Finding a Good Balance
Module 3 Stress and My Needs

This module introduces what are our needs and how our emotions are important to be acknowledged. It explores the relationship between stress, needs and emotions highlighting the importance of self-care.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: Stress and Our Needs
Unit 3 Unit 3: Emotion and Stress
Unit 4 Unit 4: Importance of Self-Care
Module 4 Parenting and Stress

This module introduces parenting stress, negative emotions and feelings and how parenting stress can affect children.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: What’s Parenting Stress
Unit 3 Unit 3: Negative Feelings and Emotions
Unit 4 Unit 4: How Your Stress Affects Your Parenting and Your Children
Module 5 Tools to Manage Stress

The module explores different tools on how to manage stress levels. It presents the importance of a healthy diet and exercise on managing stress and the vital significance of positive self-talk and social support on parents life.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: How Healthy Eating Can Impact Positively on Stress
Unit 3 Unit 3: The Impact Exercise Can Play to Manage Stress
Unit 4 Unit 4: Positive Self Talk as a Tool to Manage Stress
Unit 5 Unit 5: Support Network
Module 6 Time Management and Stress

Time management is essential to prevent or minimise stress levels. This module introduces how to manage time in an effective way to maximise the use of time.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: Time x Stress
Unit 3 Unit 3: Benefits of Time Management
Unit 4 Unit 4: Managing Your Time
Module 7 Review and Reflection

This module reminds participants of the topics covered in the course.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2 Unit 2: So Far What Have I Learnt
Unit 3 Unit 3: Techniques for Life
Unit 4 Unit 4: And the Journey Continues