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Time Out for Parents - The Primary Years

Thursday 20 September 2018
19:00 - 21:00
10 Hours / 5 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

This 6-week course is aimed at parent/carers/grandparents of children of Primary School aged children. The course aims to help each member to understand that being a “good enough” parent is okay and that children differ in temperament but their needs are the same.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge needed.

What you will learn

What being a Parent is really like, the ups and downs of being a parent. The importance of understanding your child’s temperament, although children are different and unique their needs are the same. Developing emotional security. The importance of setting boundaries. Identify discipline strategies for common problems. Discovering different parenting styles and recognising your own. How to encourage good behaviour and how to keep your children safe online, and protect them from danger and abuse. How to look after ourselves as parents and how to handle conflict and build family traditions.

How you will learn on this course

This course is led by two qualified parenting facilitators who are tutors within the college in an informal and non- threatening environment. There will be tutor input, role play, discussion in pairs, small groups and as a whole group, as well as time for individual reflection. A Student Learning Record is provided for goal setting and reflection.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Explain the different temperament types of children. 2. Recognise that although different children’s needs are the same. 3. The importance of meeting their emotional needs. 4. Invest TIME in our children’s emotional bank account. 5. Recognise the 5 love languages. 6. Explain the importance of helping our children express their feelings. 7. Identify parenting styles. 8. Explain ways to build up good behaviour and attitudes. 9. Practise listening skills. 10. Seek solutions to personal situations/problems/ways of handling conflict. 11. Recognise how to keep our children safe either online or to protect them from danger or abuse. 12. Have strategies to keep going as a parent.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

A focussed activity each week.

What you need for your course

A course handbook is provided.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pens and paper if you want to take notes but a course handbook is provided.

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking