Supporting Yourself as a Parent

Its the hardest and most important job in the world and youve got it! Parenting isnt all the ads on TV would have us believe. Sometimes you wonder whether you’re doing the right thing and feel as though you’re wading through treacle. Whether your eight-year-old has stopped telling you things or your thirteen year old is in with the wrong crowd youd like to know that you are a good enough parent and get encouragement and support from others traveling the same road.

This course supports and encourages parents in staying connected with their children, in helping their children to make good choices at a time when there are so many pressures and potential influences coming at them, and in inspiring their children with hope and guiding them towards a fulfilling adulthood.


Topics will be explored in a personal way so that parents can become more aware of how they communicate in their families. The following topics may be covered:

  • Communication and listening
  • Health, stress and drugs
  • The developmental needs of children
  • Self-esteem for all the family
  • The good enough parent
  • Love and limits
  • Drugs and peer pressure
  • Resolving conflict
  • The needs of the parent