are we nearly there yet?
is a parenting course designed for those who care for children aged 4-10 years. Whatever your background, and whether you’re a single parent, or a couple, we think you’ll find the sessions helpful, fun and practical.
The course has an informal, workshop style with lots of relevant content, and plenty of time for discussion and laughter about our role as parents. It’s designed to help you thrive – not just survive – as a mum/dad/carer.
We are currently planning our next course to start in Spring 2019.
To find out more, and to register, please contact us
parent to parent
'Are we nearly there yet?' is designed by parents for parents. The course tutors - Rob and Fiona - and their assistants are all experienced parents - who are keen to share some of their stories, and to hear some of yours. We're all learning.
We understand that children don't come with a manual(!) and we explore why our parenting role can be a challenge.
We won't offer instant 'how to's', but are very happy to listen and offer practical approaches for you to consider.
'Are we nearly there yet?' looks at the parent's role by considering the motivations of both parents and children. Our heart foundation determines how we react, our decisions, and particularly what we say. We encourage parents to: understand what influences their responses to their children, and to appreciate what may feel like to be the child at a particular time. In a nutshell: to promote emotional security, all round.
Every household and family unit is unique, with its own strengths and background. We encourage everyone on the course to consider what 'being a parent' means for your home - to learn from others, and to help each other, too.
'Are we nearly there yet?' addresses the main issues involved in caring for children aged 4-10 years -and that includes the 'D' word: discipline. We use the term 'loving limits' or 'boundaries' to describe how those responsible for children define the scope of how they can behave.
Our approach with 'Are we nearly there yet?' is to help parents to help their children make good choices.
Each child and their family setting is unique, and therefore we look at the principles involved, and consider some helpful strategies. There is plenty of time for questions, discussion, and mutual support.