Resilient Parenting

All parents want their children to be happy and able to cope with whatever life throws at them. However it isn’t that easy.

According to the Millennium Cohort Study parents report that one in ten (10.3%) of 11-year-olds has difficulty managing their emotions and dealing with problems with peers and managing their conduct. It’s not a great picture, and parents can feel helpless.

We’ve developed a programme specifically for parents. It helps them develop their own resilience whilst also thinking about how to best develop their child’s resilience.

Raising a Resilient Child

This is a programme for parents that provides practical, solution focused approaches to understand the key factors that can have an impact on resilience and some of the myths that parents and children may have about what it means to be resilient. The emphasis is on personal resilience, but in the context of parenting and raising resilient children. As parents explore and develop their own resilience they develop deeper understanding of the impact they have on those around them. They consider the most effective ways of enabling their children to develop resilience so they can overcome setbacks and make the most of opportunities.

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Six Modules

  • Resilient parenting
  • Resilient thinking
  • Thinking differently – changing unhelpful habits
  • Resilient relationships
  • Looking after yourself
  • Parenting to your strengths

Each module is 2 and 1/2 hours and usually held once a week.

The programme helps those that attend to be the best parent they can be, playing to their own individual strengths, looking after themselves and their own resilience and getting to know their child in different ways.

The topics covered are particularly suitable for parents of children who are old enough to ‘think about their thinking’. However it’s also relevant for any parents who want to increase their own resilience.

To find out more contact us at: info@howtothrive.org or 0330 133 0776.

Feedback from parents

The feedback from parents suggests the programme is highly regarded and valuable. Here are just a few of the comments that we have received from parents.

  • "My initial aim was a night out, once a week! The reality was learning life-long skills not just for me, but for my ability to guide my children. I am so grateful for this learning."

  • "Understanding and recognising my strengths as parent has been a real eye opener  Its easy to get bogged down and just focus on your mistakes as your kids get older. Invaluable!"

  • "I would recommend this course to every parent. It has a way of drawing you into a really good understanding of yourself and your children, but without feeling intrusive or like I was in therapy." 

  • "The way the modules build each week works really well. Practising the skills alongside other parents was so useful."

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