|Published: 23rd March 2010 18:08|
Today's mothers are exceptionally busy: they have to manage the home, look after children, keep a job going, help share costs of the mortgage etc. Fathers also work longer hours and are necessarily far more involved in parenting than in the past. Decisions between them need to be discussed and agreed as to what is best for the children. For example, questions such as: Who will be the main money earner? Should they send the children to a pre school, use a child minder or opt to stay at home? The last may be ideal, but not necessarily the easiest, as it can be lonely.
All parents and those who care for children are welcome to these courses. The knowledge received in the course can help with large, life changing decisions for the family's welfare, as also with the most important job of everyday parenting. We love our children and want the best for them. But it is surprising how many parents say, "We just became parents one day, and no one ever gave us the knowledge of how to be a good parent." These courses go some of the way in offering help. They give sound advice, based on principles of love, respect, and discipline. The course contains help and advice on all the important aspects of bringing up children, and gives parents confidence to become the parents they want to be. The course material lays a helpful foundation of knowledge on caring for the child in body, mind and heart.
A group of parents said, "We really enjoy this weekly period. It is a special time for us, when we can come away from work and home, and where we can meet together, listen to the principles and guidance offered, discuss them and get a new and often inspirational way of looking at things."
There is always a friendly welcome at the Philosophy School house. The parents share and discuss openly any personal parenting problems that may have arisen during the past week. This sharing goes a long way to relieving any pent up worries. There are always positive observations, and sometimes some continuing difficulties. The general overall impression is of a greater confidence, a sense of more time to enjoy family life, and less worry. Also, lots of inspiration, and delight at successes in using new approaches.
The Parenting courses covering the age range 0-10 start on Monday 10th May The morning session starts at 10am and the evening session at 7.15pm.
Both sessions last around 2hours with a break for refreshments and the courses run for 10 consecutive weeks.
There is a Free Taster Session on Saturday 1st May from 10:30 to 12:30, so drop into 64, Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4PD for a coffee, find out more about The Courses, bring a friend, and take advantage of the £5 discount.