Course presenter: Noël Janis-Norton, best-selling parenting author, speaker, and consultant, Director of ‘Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting’.
This course is specifically designed for parents of primary age children with ADHD and related neuro-developmental issues. It will help parents understand the causes and contributing factors when a child is struggling with behaviour, learning or social skills. Noël will explain the benefits of a positive, firm and consistent approach to help parents with the ‘Big Five’ goals that parents of ADHD children often ask for advice about: cooperation, confidence, motivation, self-reliance, and consideration. In each session Noel will introduce and explain one or more practical and effective strategies, followed by time for Q&A.
Sessions will address the following problems:
Children with an extreme temperament: very sensitive, intense, impulsive, inflexible, and who often show a discrepancy between above-average cognitive ability and immature social or emotional development
Weak executive function
Rudeness, verbal and/or physical aggression
Preoccupation with screens
Below-average receptive and/or expressive language
Sibling rivalry and jealousy
Routines: mornings, mealtimes, homework, sibling relationships, peer relationships, screen time, independent play, homework, bedtimes
Sessions will cover the following strategies:
• Descriptive Praise
• Special Time
• Establishing and following through on rules and routines
• Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
• Fostering self-reliance
• Making the time, taking the time
• Rules and routines for leisure time, especially screen time
• Reflective Listening
• Never Ask Twice strategy for start behaviours
• Stop behaviour strategy
• Self-care and couple-care
• United Front
Parents will be provided with templates, summary pages, and planning pages to support putting the new strategies into practice in between the weekly sessions. Parents will also be sent links to videos, podcasts, ebooks, and articles that give more information about the 'Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting' principles.
Dates: Thursday evenings at 8pm for six consecutive weeks.
Sept 16, 23, 30 and Oct 7, 14, 21.
Cost: The cost is £120 per family assuming parents are participating on the course from the same computer.
This course is offered at a substantially reduced rate thanks to the grant from the National Lottery Community Fund for our parenting courses for the next twelve months. This grant also allows us to make available a limited number of free places to families in financial hardship. If you wish to apply for a free place, contact firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your circumstances and which course you are seeking a free place for.