It's great that you are reading this! 95 out of 100 parents who do this course find it helpful. How amazing is that? So start your journey now!
Want to know why it's 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.
This course has the 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. 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.
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).
Ready to start? Find out about your child's brain in Module 1.
Taking a bit of time to think about being a parent, then lots of great information about what is going on inside your child's brain and how this affects their behaviour.22 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
The Dance of Reciprocity. The what? The way that we communicate with each other and our children. What it means for managing feelings and behaviour.18 Units
How sleep is directly linked to your child’s healthy development as well as to their mental and physical wellbeing. How reciprocity links to everyday behaviours such as sleep.16 Units
More about self-regulation and how the Dance of Reciprocity affects self-regulation.20 Units
How we communicate both 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
Drawing the course to a close, reflecting on containment and reciprocity and summarising what has been going on over the last 10 modules.13 Units
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