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Parenting Programmes - to support children aged 4 to 11 years


Parenting programmes are workshops and/or groups that support you with some of the challenges of being a parent. Parents tell us that they learn a great deal from each other and enjoy the support that a group provides. We offer a selection of free workshops, whatever the age or needs of your child.

Understanding your Child (Solihull) – Ages 4 to 8

Join us for a free 20-hour workshop (10 weekly 2-hour sessions) for parents and carers of children aged 4 to 8 years. 

This is an evidence-based workshop that covers topics such as:

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling
  • Tuning into what your child needs
  • Responding to how your child is feeling
  • Different styles of parenting
  • Having fun together
  • The rhythm of interaction
  • Why is sleep important?
  • Self-regulation and anger
  • Communication and tuning in
  • Looking back and looking forwards

This workshop is offered both face-to-face and online.

To book onto a workshop, please visit the Understanding your Child (Solihull) – Ages 4 to 8 booking page

Understanding your Child (Solihull) – Ages 9 to 11

Join us for a free 20-hour workshop (10 weekly 2-hour sessions) for parents and carers of children aged 9 to 11 years. 

This is an evidence-based workshop that covers topics such as:

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling
  • Tuning into what your child needs
  • Responding to how your child is feeling
  • Different styles of parenting
  • Having fun together
  • The rhythm of interaction
  • Why is sleep important?
  • Self-regulation and anger
  • Communication and tuning in
  • Looking back and looking forwards

This workshop is offered both face-to-face and online.

To book onto a workshop, please visit the Understanding your Child (Solihull) – Ages 9 to 11 workshop booking page

Positive Parenting Bitesize Child

Positive Parenting Bitesize sessions are free workshops run by Together for Families’ team of Parenting Workers who are trained in evidence-based interventions. They are an introduction to some top tips and strategies and incorporates golden threads from our other parenting programmes. 

Each session is 2 hours long and sessions are available weekly on different topics. 

Sessions are currently run on Tuesday evenings from 18:00-20:00 or Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30. Please see the dates/topics below:

  • Tuesday 11.06.24 - Praise and Rewards
  • Saturday 22.06.24 - Praise and Rewards
  • Tuesday 25.06.24 - Special Time with your Child
  • Tuesday 09.07.24 - Routines and Boundaries
  • Tuesday 23.07.24 - Technology and Safety

To book onto a bitesize workshop (ages 4 to 11 years), visit the Positive Parenting Bitesize Child workshop booking page

Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally (SPACE)

SPACE is a free programme for any parent or carer who wants to better understand and support their children’s emotions, as well as their own.

This 6-week face-to-face programme will cover:

  • Understanding what is meant by a Trauma Informed approach
  • Understanding toxic stress and the flight/fight response
  • Practical approaches to support children to regulate their emotions
  • Healthy coping strategies for dealing with stress
  • Managing different emotions
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Building resilience in ourselves and our children
  • Adopting appropriate expectations of children
  • Enhancing your ability to provide nurturing care

For more information or to book a place, email space@cornwall.gov.uk

Home-Start

Home-Start Kernow offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with children under 5 throughout Cornwall. Parents may struggle at one time or another, you are not alone, that’s when Home-Start Kernow can help.  

Home-Start offer a variety of groups for families and most groups operate every week during term time. Most families will get 6 months of group support, some may be offered places for longer if additional support is needed or needs change. 

Come chat and play.

To find out more information and to book a place, visit the Home-Start Kernow website

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