Parenting Courses

We provide free parenting courses to support parents and carers in their vital role of parenting.  

Parents Plus Parenting Adolescents

Six-week course - the next course starts on the morning of Wednesday 16th October 2019 (9.30am-12pm) - contact Jennifer Jones or Lorna Lafferty on 01 286 8266 to register your interest.

An evidence-based parenting course that promotes effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years.

Suitable for parents and people caring for adolescents aged 11-16 years - including couples, lone parents, foster or  step-parents, grandparents, other family members, all other guardians and carers of children.

Topics covered include:

  • Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
  • Communicating positively and effectively
  • Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Negotiating rules and boundaries
  • Teaching teenagers responsibility
  • Positive discipline for teenagers
  • Managing conflict
  • Solving problems together

Since the programme I have succeeded in communicating more positively and avoid areas of conflict with my teenager

I have become a more confident parent

I really enjoyed talking to other parents who were going through the same thing

Quotes from parents who have attended our Parenting Adolescents programme.


Parents Plus 6-11 years Programme

This 6-week programme aims to help you develop a closer and more satisfying relationship with your children, and will show you: 

  • how to communicate positively with children
  • ways to encourage good social skills
  • well-researched methods to tackle behaviour problems.

Keep an eye on our Events page for date of next course or email to find out more.

***Please note that you must meet certain criteria to be eligible to attend this course.***

"Very good course - recommend to anyone."  Participant

"A really supportive interactive course with great facilitators who helped us open up about our challenges at home.  Do it!"  Participant

"What I liked most was the honest interaction between all the participants.  It really helped to understand that parenting is a tricky job and we're all doing the best we can with what we know."  Participant


Parents Plus Parenting When Separated

A practical and positive six week course for parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. The Programme is aimed at parents with Children under 12 years who live in the Greater Bray Area. Separated Couples do NOT attend the same group together.  

Keep an eye on our Events page for date of next course or email to find out more.

"Fabulous course. My children's lives have been improved by me doing the course. Excellent opportunity to improve your own life too."  Participant

"Open, honest, listened to - not judged."  Participant