First Steps Course
A course for parents of children aged 0 - 5
- Why won't our baby sleep?
- What do we do when our toddler has a tantrum in the middle of a shopping centre?
- Is it realistic to expect our 3 year old to clean up his or her toys?
- Should we make our child eat everything on his or her plate?
- At what age can we begin disciplining our child? How?
- How do we stimulate their intellectual and emotional development to be ready for school?
- Why don't we go out any more?
- By reviewing real life situations (case studies) which help parents think objectively, distinguish important issues and discover their own prejudices.
- By reflecting on and discussing important criteria and formative approaches in facilitated small group discussions with other parents.
- Through a series of short talks with practical suggestions.
Course OutlineFirst Steps is presented over 6 topics:
- Key aspects of child development
- Temperament and character
- Discipline and authority
- Communication between parents
- The family environment
- Play and free time
Aims of 'First Steps'The course aims to help parents to:
- Help their children form good behavioural, emotional and intellectual habits while they are at their most receptive stage of development.
- Set attainable and worthwhile goals (short and long term) for their children.
- Objectively analyse situations, solve problems and make well informed decisions.
- Learn how to use and create opportunities to form their children's character and reach their potential.
- Meet and exchange views with other couples committed to improving their family life.
- Remember that being parents of small children should be fun.