In the view of the pandemic , all our courses and other offerings will be conducted online. We, at Parenting Matters are offering an online version of our flagship parenting course - Being your Child's Life Coach.
This Online Course is a 14 hour program with one session of 2 hours conducted once a week. It will run for 7 weeks. You can attend sessions from anywhere in the world as these sessions are online.The sessions will be conducted by 2 certified parent educators from our team. For testimonials from our previous participants CLICK HERE
BEING YOUR CHILD'S LIFE COACH - ONLINE PARENTING COURSE
For parents of 0-12 years : Starts on 18th July 2020 | Saturdays 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm IST | Registration Link https://imjo.in/YPajpf
For parents of teenagers : Starts on 18th July 2020 | Saturdays 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm IST | Registration Link https://imjo.in/99NMyC
Fee : Rs.5000 per participant (for Indian Residents) and for participants living abroad USD 100 per head
(We have priced this program at a rate which makes it accessible to a wider group of parents. At the same time we would like to let you know that we operate on non profit principles with the aim to cover our costs. Hence you can also opt to pay a higher fee either when you register or even later at the end of the program . This would enable us to subsidize others who cannot pay the full fee. In case, you are having difficulty in paying the stipulated fee, please reach out to us and we can work out a lower fee for you.)
Our bank details are:
Account Name: Parenting Matters
Bank account number: 00172020001253
Branch: Anna Nagar
Bank: HDFC Bank
IFSC Code: HDFC0000017
Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other doubts besides these, please free to address your queries by sending us an email.
What is the structure of the online sessions?
- The sessions will be conducted on a platform called Zoom. Once you sign up for the course, we will send you a link to the online classroom.
- The course is divided into 7 sessions of 2 hours each. Every week you need to use the link we send to you to enter the virtual classroom at the decided session time.
- Each session will have 2 facilitators from Parenting Matters and up to 12 participants.
- The sessions will be interactive and your participation is essential to make the learning more meaningful. We will be using PowerPoint slides, videos and audios to explain concepts. Interactions will be facilitated through voice and also the chat window option available on the platform.
- At the beginningof the course a pdf with detailed handouts of each session will be emailed to you.
- Recordings of the session will also be available during the program and for 4 weeks after the end of the program.
What infrastructure do I need to make sure the session is effective for me?
- You will need a computer and a broadband internet connection. In case you are travelling, the session can be accessed on your laptop or the Zoom phone app.
- Paticipants who would like to access sessions through their phone need to download the Zoom App.
- We sincerely recommend that you use a pair of headphones and a Mic.
In the event that there is a technical glitch e.g. there might be a power failure at your place or you may face computer/internet issues or connectivity with the platform itself ,you could :
- Rejoin the session from your data enabled phone or use your phone data hotspot.
- Shift to a cyber café or friend/relative’s place nearby ( it is good to think of a backup place beforehand but not very Covid friendly : ( )
- See the recording of the session
What are the topics covered in the 7 weeks?
Broad description of topics covered
UNDERSTANDING AND MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE CHILD
- To become aware of the developmental needs of the child and recognize that it is the need of a child that is causing her to behave in a particular manner.
- Find ways to meet the needs of the child or in situations where the need cannot be met directly to find alternatives.
- To balance the child’s needs in relation to the needs of the other members in the family.
COMMUNICATION THAT BUILDS CONNECTION BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD
- To help the child express and cope with his/her feelings.
- Learning to listen to the child so that he/she feels heard and understood.
- Developing the skill of being an empathetic and approachable parent.
- Communicating in a way that promotes responsibility and confidence in the child.
- Learning regulation for ourselves and helping our children regulate their feelings.
BUILDING INNER DISCIPLINE IN CHILDREN
- Questioning the effectiveness of rewards and punishments in building inner discipline.
- Reflecting on our childhood and what style of discipline worked for us and what did not.
- Learning to communicate in ways that engage cooperation from children.
- Exploring a collaborative approach to discipline which creates a respectful relationship between parent and child.
- Learning tools for setting limits and guiding children with empathy and love.
How do I make up for a missed session?
We earnestly recommend that you make all effort to attend the live session as the group learning experience cannot be replicated. In case you are unable to attend you could:
- Read the handouts which are sent after each session and clarify doubts through the bulletin board feature
- See the recording of the session and go through it (although we must warn you that listening to the recording is more tedious versus participating in live sessions!)
Can I attend some sessions with another batch?
If we have space available in another batch for the session you have missed we will definitely try to accommodate you. However, this will be decided on a case to case basis.