A programme from Develop Your Child CIC

Parent Champion Level 2

(previously Empowering Families)
This very successful course runs over 8 weeks and consists of a 2-hour session each week and is accredited by Open College Network (the adult learning body) equivalent to NVQ2 . Participants are required to commit to 100% attendance.

During the 8 weeks we introduce the following 10-step toolkit:

1) Thoughts become reality
Our thoughts affect our feelings, emotions and behaviours, these then become our reality

2) Create a different reality
We do have free will and can create a different reality for ourselves - one that empowers us

3) Influence is more effective than control

Recognising that successful parenting is about the quality of the relationship with our children makes it easier to make positive changes

4) Success breeds success
When we recognise and focus on our successes they happen more in our life

5) Listening at a deeper level
The power of listening at a deeper level is that you discover so much more, your child feels valued and really seen and you share a more profound connection

6) Powerful questions
One powerful question asked at the right moment opens a child up and unleashes so much of their potential

7) The importance of 'me' time
Understanding what REALLY matters to you and the importance of quality ‘me time’ - using SMART goals to create more of this in your life

8) Change your family dynamic
Recognising that by you changing, even just a little, your relationship with your children and the whole family dynamic changes

9) Connecting differently with your children
By reorienting to looking for potential rather than problems, you start to see much more potential and far fewer problems

10) Create a sustainable strategy
Drawing on everything you have learned you will be able to develop a strategy that works for yourself and your family to integrate all the changes you have made, as you move forward together. And your not alone because we have created the Parent Champion Community to support you.

Throughout this course you will be required to keep a record of your learning and personal experiences. This is an important aspect of the course.

One participant, on being asked what she thought of this course, replied: “Oh it’s brilliant, I love it, it’s not like a typical parenting course, I just don’t want it to end. I don’t know what I’d do without it!”

“One of the parents on the Empowering Families course (now Parent Champion level 2) asked me what she can do next, and I advised her that any 'parenting' programme would in fact be a step backwards. I think there's real value to this programme and why shouldn't everyone access it? There's a definite gap to be filled, families that have had counselling or need a way to move on, especially with self esteem issues and also taking control of their lives - it's a perfect fit."
Anita Smith (Children and Families Coordinator at Bligh Children’s Centre)

Anthony Sands is the Manager of Bligh Children’s Centre - read his report

Or click here to read some case studies and an independent evaluation.

For more detail and an overview of the training pathway for parents click here.