The Confident Father's Programme
This is a 6 week coaching programme to meet the needs of dads/male carers facing the everyday challenge of parenting. This programme runs as 6 x two hour sessions, focusing on different areas of parenting. Participants are advised to attend all workshops to achieve maximum benefit. Between sessions you are encouraged to complete post session tasks to consolidate learning. The course programme promotes positive parenting and the parent/child relationship.
What will be covered each week?
Session 1 The Importance of Dads?
Covering: The goal of parenting, the need for dads, the impact of our
own fathers, our aspirations as dads/male carers, connection not perfection.
Session 2 Dad – The Manager
Covering: Children’s temperaments, Children’s needs, building
emotional security and self esteem/resilience
Session 3 Dad – The Coach
Covering: The importance of time, family life from a distance, the
power of words, recognising children’s feelings and using empathy,
Session 4 Dad – The Trainer
Covering: What is discipline? Setting the boundaries, why children
misbehave, parenting styles, what is your style of parenting, keys to
positive parenting and child led play
Session 5 Dad – The Team Player
Covering: Dealing with conflict, managing tantrums, recognising and managing
stress. This session introduces some basic Protective Behaviour strategies.
Session 6 Dad – The Team Player - continued
Covering: - Letting off steam, ages and stages of development, family vision
statement, family traditions - (if relevant to age group discussing IT safety)