'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. So the course is probably not for you if you are just looking for a piece of information on a specific topic.
Parents have said 'Really enjoyed this course', 'I've found it very helpful and interesting', 'The best £39 I have ever spent!' 'Its slow to begin with and there's a lot to take in, but its really worth sticking with'.
This 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 which take around 20 minutes each to complete. There are interactive activites, quizzes, and video clips to aid learning. There is also an optional voiceover.
Introduction to how the course works, lots of great information about what is going on inside your child's brain and how this affects their behaviour.26 Units
Exploring the signs and signals that tell you how your child is feeling.21 Units
Tuning into what your child needs16 Units
Responding to how your child is feeling20 Units
Different styles of Parenting14 Units
Having fun together16 Units
In this session we’re going to look at what's called the Dance of Reciprocity, the way that we communicate with each other and our children. We are going to think about what this teaches us about managing feelings and behaviour.18 Units
In this session we’re going to explore how sleep is directly linked to your child’s healthy development as well as to their mental and physical wellbeing. We are also going to explore the link between reciprocity and everyday behaviours such as sleep.16 Units
In this session we’re going to continue looking at self-regulation and think about the way in which our understanding of the Dance of Reciprocity affects self-regulation20 Units
In this session we’re going to look at how the way we communicate shapes and reflects the relationship between parent and child. Because the ways we communicate are not always perfect and we’re not always in tune with our children, we’re going to explore how to make things better.20 Units
This session will be a little different as it’s the last one. We’re going to draw the course to a close, reflect on containment and reciprocity, and summarise what has been going on over the last 10 modules.13 Units
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