Parenting Course

Parenting can be one of the hardest jobs!  Many of us wish our children had come with an instruction manual, as we can so often feel so out of our depth. 

Care for the Family, a fantastic charity, have produced a parenting course for parents of children from 0 to 11 years.  It is a 6 week DVD lead course called Parentalk and gives parents a chance to get together, share their experiences and learn some new things too.  

Care for the Family say:

Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting. That’s why we’ve created Parentalk.

The course covers topics such as

  • talking to your child
  • showing love
  • boundaries/discipline
  • looking after yourself as a parent

The course is suitable for parents from all different backgrounds and family structures.

The teenage years are a time of transition and can be challenging for both teenagers and parents. Parentalk – The Teenage Years is all about helping mums and dads do the best job they can as they navigate these years with their teenager.

It’s a relaxed, informal course giving you the opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well.

The course covers toopics such as: 

  • Understanding your teenager
  • Staying connected
  • Identity
  • Communication and conflict
  • Big pressures … good choices
  • Letting go

If you would like to register your interest to attend either of these courses please contact  We will let you know as soon as another course is running.

Testimonals From Parents:

What a fantastic, insightful course. I attended the course after being made aware of it at a slightly challenging time with my then 3 year old. It gave me some great time out to re-focus the real challenges us parents face and how to approach them in the best way we can.

The open discussions and ideas shared with other parents was honest and really helpful.

Donna Greenwood.


I recently did the parenting course at Epsom Baptist Church. It is a really insightful course that I think parents with any aged will benefit from it. I really appreciated the times that we had to talk about current issues we were having and it was great to find out that my situation was normal.

Lean Stewart