FLOURISH PARENTING

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That moment when you realise, this is your circus and those are your monkeys!
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What you do as a parent is the most influential, challenging, rewarding and important job in the world. 

 

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming and exhausting ... or you just simply want to make a change in the culture of your family.

Focusing on good science and creating a positive family culture, Flourish Parenting Courses help parents understand how the brain works and how emotions and reactions can be mastered and controlled, both for themselves and their children.  

Flourish Parenting Courses runs for 90 minutes one night a week, for five weeks. The participants are parents of all ages, experiences and contexts. The atmosphere is relaxed and encourages sharing ideas, discussion, and support while at the same time, not taking ourselves too seriously.

Parents start out on the Foundation Course, parents have the option to join topical courses that branch out into different areas, more specific to their own family context. 

STOP PRESS!

The 2017 Flourish Parenting Foundation Courses are ... wait for it  ... completely FREE! 

See below for course dates and locations. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. To book a spot, please press the 'CONTACT US' button and be sure to send us your name, email address and the age and gender of your children.  If you have any queries, you can send them through as well.

 

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FLOURISH PARENTING FOUNDATION COURSES


 

CARLOW 1 -Flourish Parenting Foundation Course

Location: Carlow Educate Together National School, Athy Road, Carlow Town

Dates: September 25th - October 23rd

Times: Mondays, 19:30 - 21:00

COST: Free

 

SORRY! This course is now full. Click below to be added to our waiting list.


 

CARLOW 2 - Flourish Parenting Foundation Course

Location: Carlow Educate Together National School, Athy Road, Carlow Town

Dates: November 6th - December 4th

Times: Mondays, 19:30 - 21:00

COST: Free

 

SORRY! This course is now full. Click below to be added to our waiting list.


 

CARLOW 3 - Flourish Parenting Foundation Course

Location: Carlow Educate Together National School, Athy Road, Carlow Town

Dates: February 20th - March 20th

Times: Mondays, 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: €50 for five weeks (see below for discount details)


 

Cork 1 - Flourish Parenting Foundation Course

 
 

This course is planned for February, 2018. Location and days to be confirmed. Contact us to be placed on a waiting list. Please specify Cork Parenting Course. 


 

Dublin South 1 - Flourish Parenting Foundation Course

This course is planned for April, 2018. Location and days to be confirmed. Contact us to be placed on a waiting list. Please specify Dublin South Parenting Course.


 
 
"I plan to give you love, nurturing and just enough dysfunction to make you funny."
 
I plan to give you love, nurturing and just enough dysfunction to make you funny.

 
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FLOURISH PARENTING TOPIC COURSES

While parenting is already a tricky gig, somewhere between a tightrope walker and a NASA logistics engineer, sometimes extra neurological and psychological issues can complicate and challenge parenting further. 

These courses aim to really focus on these differences: the positives and the negatives - and to inform, equip and most importantly support parents who have kids with challenges socially, emotionally,  mentally and physically.

At this stage (2017), all courses will be held in Carlow. Plans for other locations (Port Laoise, Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin) will be finalised in early 2018. Click 'CONTACT US' to be placed on the waiting list for courses in those locations.

 

TOPIC COURSE DETAILS

Course location: Carlow Educate Together National School, Athy Road, Carlow town.

All courses run for one night per week, for five weeks.

Course cost: €50   (one 90 minute session per week)

FLOURISH TUTORING DISCOUNT!

Course cost: €30 for parents of current Flourish Tutoring students

COUPLE'S DISCOUNT!

We know how important it is for mums and dads to parent as partners, so if both parents attend a course, the second parent is FREE - even if they attend a course at a later date. 


COURSE TOPICS

1. Parenting children with Anxiety

Supporting parents to create a great family environment, build communication skills and understand anxiety triggers, as well as develop strategies to manage night terrors, separation anxiety and phobias. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

2. Parenting children with Depression

Helping parents understand the diverse symptoms of depression, what is happening in the brain, what can and cannot be controlled by will, as well as how to create a haven at home for their child and the rest of the family.  The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

3. Parenting children with ADD and ADHD

Giving parents easy, practical tips to assist in behaviour management, memory development, everyday organisation as well as strategies to pass on to teachers to assist in the classroom. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

4. Parenting children with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, DCD and SDD

Providing a bucket load of activities to support children, but also insight for parents into managing their child's expectations and self esteem and strategies to support their emotional and mental development. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

5. Parenting young children with Aspergers and Autism (ASD)

Encouraging parents with cutting edge content from leading ASD experts, including what ASD is (and isn't!), and helping parents see and use their child's strengths to build self esteem, resilience and social and emotional skills. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

6. Parenting teenagers with Aspergers and Autism (ASD)

A favourite topic! The combination of Autism and teenage hormones! Parents will gain an insight into the unique effect hormones can have on children with ASD, strategies to manage meltdowns, transitioning into secondary school, bullying and social skills. At the same time, parents will learn how to maintain and care for other family members while giving their ASD child a safe and reassuring home. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

7. Exploring Neuroplasticity

Unpacking the concepts of neuroplasticity (changing our brain) for parents to implement for themselves and to guide their children. Using the latest science, but in a clear and 'non-sciencey' way, we learn how to get a healthy emotional - mental balance and how to make the most out of our (and our kids') amazing brains! The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

8. Exploring Communication

Delving deeper into the way we communicate our needs and the way in which we feel that our needs are being met. This enables parents to understand their child better and to both give and receive love in ways that resonate for the whole family. This is not complex, but understanding of the different 'languages' of love can be a game changer for your family. The Flourish Parenting Foundation Course is a prerequisite for this course.

 

 

To book a spot, be placed on a waiting list  or to be kept informed of course schedules and new topics,  just contact us, using the button to the right.

ALSO ...

If there are topics that interest you, which are not covered here, let us know!

If you would like a course held at a location that is not listed here, let us know and we will try to include it on our schedule! (We will run a class for a minimum of 10 people.)