Help guide your children through the next stage of childhood and build stronger family relationships as they journey through the rollercoaster of life

Focusing on children from 5 to 11 years, The Primary Years helps parents look at how to support their child as they start to find out how the world works, learn how to manage their feelings, find out what they’re good at and experience the consequences of keeping or breaking the rules.

How does it work?

Sharing ideas with other parents and carers is an important part of the course, and discussions are started from real life situations. Each session includes space to plan any changes you want to make in your parenting and, from week two, you will have an opportunity to discuss how you’re getting on with trying these at home.

What's in the course

The primary years are an exciting time when children are developing friendships and discovering more about who they are and what they can do. The course helps parents to support their child’s emotional wellbeing through understanding their temperament, meeting their needs and communicating well.

We explore how our parenting approach influences family relationships and consider a toolkit of behaviour strategies to allow parents to decide what best suits their family situation. We discuss helping children make good choices and understand friendships both in the real and online worlds. Finally we look at how to deal well with conflict and the importance of enjoying family time together.

Session titles:

  • Session 1 – What being a parent is really like
  • Session 2 – Children’s needs
  • Session 3 – Feelings and listening
  • Session 4 – Boundaries and parenting styles
  • Session 5 – Keeping safe
  • Session 6 – Building strong families

Have a look at sample pages from the Time Out for Parents: The Primary Years parent handbook and facilitator manual by clicking on the images above.

If you have a passion to support families, why not train with us to become a licenced facilitator to deliver our popular range of courses to parents in your community? Find out more by visiting our training pages here.

If you are wanting to attend a Time Out for Parents course, please click on the button below to find courses being run near you.

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