In the view of the pandemic , all our courses and other offerings will be conducted online. We, at Parenting Matters are offering an online version of our flagship parenting course - Being your Child's Life Coach.
This Online Course is a 16 hour program with one session of 2 hours conducted once a week. It will run for 8 weeks. You can attend sessions from anywhere in the world.The sessions will be conducted by 2 certified parent educators from our team. For testimonials from our previous participants CLICK HERE
BEING YOUR CHILD'S LIFE COACH - ONLINE PARENTING COURSE
For parents of 0-12 years : Starts on 17th Oct 2020 | Saturdays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm IST | Registration Link https://imjo.in/g4ZE8J
For parents of teenagers : Starts on 16th Oct 2020 | Fridays 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm IST | Registration Link https://imjo.in/99NMyC
Fee : Rs.5750 per participant (for Indian Residents) and for participants living abroad USD 100 per head
(We have priced this program at a rate which makes it accessible to a wider group of parents.In case, you are having difficulty in paying the stipulated fee, please reach out to us and we can work out a lower fee for you.)
Our bank details are:
Account Name: Parenting Matters
Bank account number: 00172020001253
Branch: Anna Nagar
Bank: HDFC Bank
IFSC Code: HDFC0000017
Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other doubts besides these, please free to address your queries by sending us an email.
What is the structure of the online sessions?
- The sessions will be conducted on a platform called Zoom. Once you sign up for the course, we will send you a link to the online classroom.
- The course is divided into 8 sessions of 2 hours each. Every week you need to use the link we send to you to enter the virtual classroom at the decided session time.
- Each session will have 2 facilitators from Parenting Matters and up to 12-15 participants.
- The sessions will be interactive and your participation is essential to make the learning more meaningful. We will be using PowerPoint slides, videos and audios to explain concepts. Interactions will be facilitated through voice and also the chat window option available on the platform.
- At the beginning of the course a pdf with detailed manual with handouts for each session will be emailed to you.
What infrastructure do I need to make sure the session is effective for me?
- You will need a computer and a broadband internet connection. In case you are travelling, the session can be accessed on your laptop or the Zoom phone app.
- Paticipants who would like to access sessions through their phone need to download the Zoom App.
- We sincerely recommend that you use a pair of headphones and a Mic.
In the event that there is a technical glitch e.g. there might be a power failure at your place or you may face computer/internet issues or connectivity with the platform itself ,you could :
- Rejoin the session from your data enabled phone or use your phone data hotspot.
- Shift to a cyber café or friend/relative’s place nearby ( it is good to think of a backup place beforehand especially a Covid friendly one!
- Readthe deatiled material given in the manual.Reach out to the facilitator for a quick catch up.
What are the topics covered in the 8 weeks?
Broad description of topics covered
UNDERSTANDING AND MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD
- To become aware of the developmental needs of the child and recognize that it is the need of a child that is causing her to behave in a particular manner.
- Find ways to meet the needs of the child or in situations where the need cannot be met directly to find alternatives.
- To balance the child’s needs in relation to the needs of the other members in the family.
COMMUNICATION THAT BUILDS CONNECTION BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD
- To help the child express and cope with his/her feelings.
- Learning to listen to the child so that he/she feels heard and understood.
- Developing the skill of being an empathetic and approachable parent.
- Communicating in a way that promotes responsibility and confidence in the child.
- Learning regulation for ourselves and helping our children regulate their feelings.
BUILDING INNER DISCIPLINE IN CHILDREN
- Questioning the effectiveness of rewards and punishments in building inner discipline.
- Reflecting on our childhood and what style of discipline worked for us and what did not.
- Learning to communicate in ways that engage cooperation from children.
- Exploring a collaborative approach to discipline which creates a respectful relationship between parent and child.
- Learning tools for setting limits and guiding children with empathy and love.
How do I make up for a missed session?
We earnestly recommend that you make all effort to attend the live session as the group learning experience cannot be replicated. In case you are unable to attend you could:
- Read the handouts which are sent after each session and clarify doubts through the whatsapp group which will be made for the duration on the workshop.
- Reach out to another participant or the facilitator for a recap/update of what was missed.
Can I attend some sessions with another batch?
If we have space available in another batch for the session you have missed we will definitely try to accommodate you. However, this will be decided on a case to case basis.