3a. Understanding your child

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About this course

It's great that you are reading this! 95 out of a 100 parents who do this course find it helpful. How amazing is that? So start your journey now!

Want to know why its a good idea to complete this course? If you have 6 minutes, listen to these parents and teachers who are parents from a Primary School in Scotland.

Want to know a bit more about the course? Read on! 'Understanding your child' is an online course for all parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0-18 years. This course is a journey through knowledge. It builds up a way of looking at things that will be helpful for most situations.

CanParent_Quality MarkThis course has content you can trust. It has been written by Clinical Psychologists, Child Psychotherapists and other health professionals in the Solihull Approach team. It has also been awarded the UK Government's CANparent Quality Mark.

There are 11 modules, each taking around 20 minutes each. The Modules build on the ones before, creating a course. There are interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. There is also an optional voiceover. The course covers the foundations of wellbeing and mental health.

We do not recommend that you do this course in one go. There is a lot to take in and it is best done in small chunks, usually a Module at a time.

Keep going till the end as we know that parents and grandparents get a lot out of the course! We can't promise you a free gift at the end, but we can promise you a certificate!

‘Just wanted to say how grateful I am with this course. For me it's an absolute game changer and will enhance my life with my children and really make a difference. I'm so happy I have found this I could cry.’

Occasionally, for some people, this course can bring up difficult feelings, so it might be helpful to think about how to access further support, whether from your friends & family, or even from professional services, in case this is your experience too. There is further information and support materials under “Further resources” in the final section of the course (“Looking back and looking forward”).

If you want to find out how the course works click below (each page opens in a new tab).


  • Instructions on navigating through the course
  • How to turn off the course audio

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Meet the virtual parents

Ready to start? Find out about your child's brain in Module 1.


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