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Courses for parents of 5 to 11 year olds

The courses listed below are for parents of young children aged from 5 years old to 11 years old.

All of the courses are free for parents in Peterborough.

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1. Triple P Stepping Stones

For parents of pre-adolescent children who have a disability.

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Stepping Stones has been developed for parents of children with a disability. Stepping Stones has been evaluated with families of children with a range of disabilities (e.g. intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy) and elevated levels of disruptive behaviour.

The programme involves six (2 ½ hour) group sessions, and three (15 to 30 minute) individual telephone consultations to assist parents to refine the use of their parenting skills and to develop independent problem-solving skills.

To find out more about the Triple P Stepping Stones course email parenting@peterborough.gov.uk.

What parents have said about the Triple P Stepping Stones course:

“The course is brilliant in the way it is presented.”

“Still learning from the course as there are always things to learn.” 

2. Webster Stratton

This school-age parenting programme strengthens parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents’ ability to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development.

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Parents, grandparents or carers of children aged 5 – 11 years who have the child either living with them or have significant contact during the week.

The program is 10 weeks of two hourly sessions. Day courses and evening courses are available to suit your individual needs.

In the parenting groups, trained Incredible Years® facilitators use real-life situational videos to support the training and stimulate parenting group discussions, problem solving, and practice exercises.

To find out more about the Webster Stratton course, email parenting@peterborough.gov.uk.

What parents have said about the Webster Stratton course:

”I would suggest this course to any parent that wants to understand their child.”

"The programme has given me more confidence and made parents feel valued.”

“I found this course very helpful and eye opening.”

3. Solihull In Our Place online courses

The Family Hubs team have partnered with In Our Place to offer free courses to help you understand how best to support your child. There are free courses available for parents and carers including:

  • Understanding your child: from toddler to teenager
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understand your child's mental health and wellbeing

Further details, including how to access the courses, is available on the free online courses for parents and carers page.

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What parents have said about the Solihull courses for parents:

"This course has been an absolutely invaluable gift to me. It has and will change so many aspects of my life. I am undoubtedly a better parent and more rounded and fulfilled person as a result. Some aspects have literally been like "Eureka" moments to me! I WISH I’d known all this years ago."

4. Healthy Relationships course

The Family Hubs team have partnered with One Plus One to offer free courses to help parents communicate better with their child’s other parent and to help parents understand the negative impact of conflict on children. There are free courses available for parents and carers including:

  • Improve the communication with your partner to support your children (Arguing Better)
  • Improve the communication with your ex-partner to support your children (Getting it Right for Children)
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Improve the communication with your partner to support your children (Arguing Better)

This course is designed to raise awareness of the impact parental conflict can have on children and help parents develop better ways of managing stress and arguments together.

Improve the communication with your ex-partner to support your children (Getting it Right for Children)

This course is designed to support separated parents, helping them to avoid the harmful situation of their children getting caught up in the middle of their conflict.

The Healthy Relationships course can be taught in the following ways:

  • One-to-one
  • Group webinars
  • Online, in your own time

You can work through the course online in your own time, for further information visit the One Plus One website.

Alternatively, we are running the courses as webinars via TEAMS and anyone is welcome to join, complete the online booking form to book your place on a course.

  • Improve the communication with your partner to support your children (Arguing Better) - Online Via Teams, Friday 4 October, 12-1pm and Friday 11 October 12-1pm
  • Improve the communication with your ex-partner to support your children (Getting it Right for Children) - Online Via Teams, Wednesday 16 October 6.30-7.30pm and Wednesday 23 October 6.30-7.30pm
  • Improve the communication with your ex-partner to support your children (Getting it Right for Children) - Online Via Teams, Monday 20 January 2025 12pm-1pm and Monday 27 January 12pm-1pm
  • Improve the communication with your partner to support your children (Arguing Better) - Online Via Teams, Tuesday 4 February 2025 6.30-7.30pm and Tuesday 11 February 6.30-7.30pm

If you would like one-to-one support or have any questions, please contact rpclead@cambridgeshire.gov.uk