Alison has helped millions of people find jobs, earn promotions and change careers. There is one job that comes with no promotions, no raises and often little to no training before you start. And it's one of the most important jobs in the world. Being a parent! Our Advanced Parenting Skills course has been taken by over 40,000 parents. This course looks at communication, how to create a loving environment for your children to thrive in, relationship development and what you can expect as your children get older. This course is a must for all parents.
Parents’ roles have changed over the past year. Mothers and fathers around the world are doing their best to support their children throughout these changing times and it's only fair that someone supports them.
Your first port of call
Becoming a parent for the first time can be a real surprise, even though you know it's coming! There are so many new skills that need to be learned on the job with a newborn, and at all hours of the night and day. This can be really overwhelming at the best of times, nevermind in the middle of a pandemic. It's crucial that you manage your stress effectively. If you're not at ease, then you can't focus on your baby.
Helping You Help Them
Growing up is hard, that's just part of the experience. As a parent, it's your job to support your child emotionally and mentally through the standard issues that all young people face and also through more serious mental health issues. The Psychology of Everyday Life is a course that talks you through the various mental health concerns confronting children, adolescents and young adults and advises you on how to help them when they're struggling.
Special Needs Homeschooling
Working with Students with Special Educational Needs is one of our ten most popular courses. If you have a child with special educational needs who are now learning from home, then this is the ideal course for you. Schools have access to special education facilities that most parents won't have available to them at home, so this course is essential to make sure that you're child is receiving a quality education while learning at home.
Juggling Paid Work and Parent Work!
For many people, "working from home" has meant "living at work". Remote working and parenting can be a tricky balancing act and the more you focus on one, the less time you have to devote to the other. These courses are designed to help minimise your work stress so that you can be a more relaxed and attentive parent. Our Dealing with Difficult People in Life and Work course will alleviate interpersonal work issues, while our Guide to Zoom Video Conferencing will make sure that your meetings are stress-free.
A Healthy and Happy Parent is a Good Parent
If you're the primary caregiver for others, it's vital that you're taking care of yourself. You owe it to your children to look after yourself both physically and mentally. Our Yoga Exercises are a great way to look after the wellbeing of both your body and your mind, while our Healthy Living course will benefit all of the family at mealtime. Health and Fitness is an exercise course that will greatly improve your fitness and also provide you with the knowledge you need to monitor your children's physical wellbeing.
Children never stop developing and their emotional needs change as they get older. As parents, it's important to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence alongside them as they grow up. This course teaches you to understand and interact with your child's feelings as well as your own and will help you build a strong and dynamic emotional relationship.
Essential Medical Knowledge
Children are always getting bumps and bruises and as much for your own peace of mind as for their safety, you should be fully equipped to deal with health emergencies in a skilled manner. Our CPR, AED and First Aid course will provide you with practical and essential medical knowledge that will make your children feel safe and put your mind at ease.
Enjoying Your Time Together
The pandemic has meant that many families have got to spend more time together than ever before. While this has been a positive for many parents, it can be hard to keep kids entertained with so many facilities still locked down. Luckily, we've got plenty of fun and interactive courses that will keep both you and your children happy! From learning about Aesop’s Fables together to Baking and Desserts for Beginners, we've got courses to keep the whole family entertained.