Positive Parenting

For Changing Families

This programme aims to work with all family types to allow these important relationships to develop and flourish regardless of the family structure. We are aware that parents parenting alone and parenting after separation work hard at keeping their relationships with their children strong and meaningful. With that in mind, Positive Parenting for Changing Families aims to reach and provide practical support to parents in all of these situations, helping them to enhance their relationships with their children and to play an active role in their lives.

Module 1: Welcome!

  • How the course works

Module 2: Good Enough Parent

  • What are the children’s and parent’s needs
  • What is positive attention.

Module 3: Behaviours

 Understand why children misbehave.

  • Understand the importance of play
  • How to achieve quality time.

Module 4: Assertive Communication

  • Understand active listening and compromise.
  • Benefits of Clear & Direct Communication
  • Differentiate the different parenting styles.

 Module 5: Discipline

  • Understand the difference between discipline and punishment.
  • Understand the importance of consistency and routine.
  • Learn strategies for challenging behaviours

 Module 6: Review and Reflection

  • Recap the key points from the course.
  • Acknowledge that the journey continues.
  • understand that they cannot meet every need that their child has perfectly but that all they need to be is a ‘good enough parent’;
  • know how to support their child through family transitions;
  • be aware that they are the model of behaviour for their child;
  • know the difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict in the home;
  • be able to practice a range of positive behaviours and skills that will help them to manage their children’s behaviour;
  • know that they can be assertive parents and have needs and rights that must also be met if they are to parent positively;
  • be able to identify when their child is feeling a certain emotion and help their child to manage that emotion;
  • know how to actively listen to their child as a way to encourage open communication in the parent-child relationship;
  • understand the difference between discipline and punishment, and strategies for disciplining their child;
  • understand that positive parenting is about teaching your child to make good decisions about their behaviour;
  • know the importance of consistency and routine for their child;
  • be aware of the importance of self-care during stressful times; and
  • know the different stages of development and how play can help children in their development.
Positive parenting for changing families
This programme aims to work with all family types to allow these important relationships to develop and flourish regardless of the family structure. Positive Parenting for Changing Families aims to reach and provide practical support to parents in challenging situations, helping them to enhance their relationships with their children and to play an active role in their lives. punishment, and strategies for disciplining their child.  
Module 1 Welcome

A Welcome and an 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 The Good Enough Parent

Introduce the concept of the good enough parent, needs and positive attention

Unit 1 Unit 1: The Good Enough Parent
Unit 2 Unit 2: Children’s Needs/ Parents Need
Unit 3 Unit 3: Positive Attention
Unit 4 Unit 4: Homework
Module 3 Behaviours

Overview of the reasons why children misbehave. Introduce the importance of play and the concept of quality time.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Reasons Why Children Misbehave
Unit 2 Unit 2: The Value of Play
Unit 3 Unit 3: Quality Time
Unit 4 Unit 4: Homework
Module 4 Assertive Communication

This module introduces the concepts of assertive communication, active listening and assertive parenting.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Active Listening
Unit 2 Unit 2: Parenting Styles
Unit 3 Unit 3: Assertive Parenting
Unit 4 Unit 4: Homework
Module 5 Discipline

In this module you will look at the difference between discipline and punishment, the importance of routine and learn about quiet time and star charts.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Discipline versus Punishment
Unit 2 Unit 2: Consistency & Routine
Unit 3 Unit 3: Quiet Time
Unit 4 Unit 4: Star Charts
Module 6 Review and Reflection

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

Unit 1 Unit 1: So Far What Have I Learnt
Unit 2 Unit 2: Skills For Life
Unit 3 Unit 3: And the Journey Continues