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Because family life matters

Looking to run Parentalk?

Popular, DVD-based parenting courses

Parentalk is two ready-to-run courses giving parents time to talk about the day-to-day challenges they face, as well as sharing the things that are going well. Over six sessions, Parentalk looks at valuable principles that can be applied on a day-to-day basis with children and teenagers.

Parentalk Toys

It is ideal for people who have not taken part in any kind of parenting course before (as well as for those who have) and for any group of parents who want to meet informally.

If you’re passionate about supporting family life and enjoy reading, talking, listening to others and bringing out the best in them, then you will probably make a good Parentalk leader.

Qualifications and experience are not essential!

Parentalk can be used in a wide range of settings, including schools, playgroups, parent and toddler groups, antenatal and postnatal groups, churches and community education. The material is flexible. For example, six individual sessions can be run for one to two hours each, or the whole six sessions can be run over a weekend.

Each Parentalk pack includes everything you will need to run a complete course:

Group Leader’s Guide

Giving you step by step, useful tips about running a group and leading parents through the sessions.

10 copies of the Parent Notes

Encouraging messages to remind parents about what they have learned in each session and helping them notice any small, but often significant, changes that are happening in their family life throughout the course.

Parentalk Primary covers

The Group Leader’s Guide takes you through how and when to use the DVD, featuring:

  • Real-life family interviews
  • Presenter discussions
  • Street vox pops
  • ‘My story’ animations
  • Parentalk family dramas

Suitable for parents from all different backgrounds and family structures.

These two popular, flexible, ready-to-run courses are available to purchase or download FREE!

Parentalk - The Primary Years Parent Handbook cover

Parentalk - The Primary Years

Buy Parentalk – The Primary Years from the Care for the Family shop, or download your FREE copy.


Parentalk - The Teenage Years

Buy Parentalk – The Teenage Years from the Care for the Family shop, or download your FREE copy.

Parentalk with BSL and Subtitles

Parentalk – The Primary Years is now available in a British Sign Language version.

Parentalk – The Teenage Years is now available in a British Sign Language version.

This is a FREE option, please request the British Sign Language version when purchasing the pack.

The DVD also has an additional option to view with subtitles.

Are you setting up or running a Parentalk course?

If you let us know about your course we’ll give you access to extra resources to help you publicise and run your course.

Please register your Parentalk course here.

FacebookGroup Leaders  – if you’ve signed up with us to run this course you can share ideas on our new Facebook group.




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