Parenting Courses

Barnardos national database of parenting courses provides information for parents hoping to attend a parenting course in their own area. The database includes the details of parenting courses that are organised and delivered on a scheduled basis and parenting courses that are delivered by request. The database can be searched by location, by theme and to who the programme is targeted.

If you deliver parenting courses and would like the details of the courses you provide to be included in the future, please email parentingcourses@barnardos.ie for further details.

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This database is maintained by Barnardos Library & Information Service for information purposes only. Inclusion of an organisation’s details in the database, does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Barnardos. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, no liability is accepted by Barnardos for any errors.

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'Delta' 0-5 years Parenting Programme

Location: Meath, 

This programme aims to develop learning and thinking abilities. The logo, a triangle (Greek letter 'D'), symbolises partnership with parents.

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Drug Education Programme for Parents

Locations: Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow

 Provide participants with an opportunity to update information on drugs and their effects. Explore attitudes and decisions related to substance misuse. Develop a family focused drug prevention strategy.

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John Sharry Courses

Positive Parenting

This course aims to prepare parent for first time parenting role, new addition to the family, anxieties/worries.

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Barnardos Parenting Programmes

To help parents to understand their children and to communicate better and develop enjoyable family relationships.

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Beacon 1 to 1 Parenting & Family Support

To provide a confidential one to one service to parents struggling to cope with their child, teenager or indeed their own behaviours with support, information and guidance.

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Children's Parenting Programme

To provide general parenting tips and advice for parents of children in the 12 months to 10 years range.

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Clonmel Community Mother Programme Home Visiting Service

Visits centre around the individual needs of the parent. Provide support to all parents of children 0-5 years. Rapid response breast feeding support to help establish breast feeding routine in the early days.

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Clouds Away Parent Coaching

To become empowered to meet the challenges of parenting.

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Coaching Approach to Parenting

To help parents create families who: Think more clearly; Connect more compassionately; Behave more response-ably; And live more joyfully.

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Conscious Parenting

Learn to look at what is behind the behaviour, the feelings and needs of the child; Develop the ability to see things from the child's perspective; Develop more awareness and consciousness about what is really going on in our relationship with our child and in relationship with self while we parent.

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Deansrath Family Centre

To equip parents with the skills and strategies required to parent effectively.

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Dublin 12 Strengthening Families Programme

The programme aims to support parents and their children to: Address challenging behaviour within the family environment; Increase the levels of effective communication between parents and their children; Develop a number of key parenting skills to support improved relationships with their children.

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Effective Parenting

To support parents in having more education about their child's needs.

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Effective Parenting of Self and Children

This course aims to support individuals about the importance of relationships within family and community and how compassion and understanding the intention of behaviour brigs about personal change sand conflict resolution.

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Family Building Blocks

This is a 2 hour interactive and lively workshop designed to give parents researched information on aspects of family well-being, which can support them in their efforts to nurture the well-being, which can support them in their efforts to nurture the well-being of their family members.

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Family Communications

Supports parents to resolve conflict, improve the family communication practicing clear and direct communication.

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Fas Le Cheile Parenting Programme

The aim of the programme is to promote positive relationships between parents and children.

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Helping Your Children Cope with Separation/Divorce

This programme will enable parents to parent effectively through and after separation/divorce. It assists parents in shifting their relationship to a co-parent relationship while exploring obstacles that prevent co-parenting.

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Incredible Years

This programme assists in problem solving, effective communication skills and supporting children's play.

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Incredible Years Baby Programme

Helps promote your baby's social, emotional and language development at the earliest stage in your baby's life.

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Incredible Years Basic Parent Programme

The programme aims to increase children's emotional, social and cognitive development, to promote positive social behaviours and to promote school readiness.

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Incredible Years Parent and Baby Programme

Incredible Years Parent Programme - Louth

Incredible Years Parent Programme - Galway

The aim of this programme is firstly to build positive relationships with children and then manage behaviour. The programme was developed to meet the needs of all parents and has been proven effective in general groups as well as those families with children who have ADHD diagnosis.

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Incredible Years Parenting Programme - Limerick

This programme aims to provide positive parenting and assist in behavioural management. 

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Incredible Years Preschool BASIC Parent Course

This is a practical course designed to help parents strengthen their parenting skills and reduce behaviour.

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Incredible Years Toddler Programme

The programme's aim is to promote your toddler's safety and promote their social, emotional and language development. 

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Information Technology Awareness

A programme to raise awareness of the positive aspects of the word wide web with an emphasis on the dangers for children when using the internet and other associated technologies.

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Lifestart Sligo

This programme aims to empower, encourage and educate fathers, mothers and others who parent in the holistic development of their children, with particular emphasis on the new born to age five years; to raise awareness of parenting as crucial in the development of community, and more.

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Meeting Anger

Learn more about anger - what is really going on when someone is angry; The causes and contributing factors of anger, learn ways of exploring what might be contributing to the intense feelings of anger; and more.

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Mental Health & Young People

This programme aims to explore issues that may affect the mental health of young people. Recognising depression in Teenagers. Communicating about self-harm. Risk factors associated with eating disorders.

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Moving Upwards & Onwards

The aim of this programme is to prepare the pre-teen/parent for move from more intimate setting to larger groups, more subject choices, more challenges, holding onto yourself when everything around you is changing/moving.

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New/First Time Parents

Odyssey, Parenting Your Teen Programme

The aim of the programme is to improve the parent-teenager relationship and to provide parents with the skills and knowledge about how to be an authoritative parent, the changes that happen during adolescence and how that affects teenagers thinking and their relationships, how to put in place rules and consequences, how to build teenagers self-esteem, how to manage conflict and problems effectively and access support services.

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One Day Saturday Parenting Courses

The aim of this programme is to help parents to understand their child's need and respond, to understand the difficult behaviour is about how the child feels and what the child thinks so 'to get under behaviour', and if what you are not doing is not working, to respond differently. To be kind, firm but not cross, to be a good role model.

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One Family Family Communications Train the Trainer

After taking part in this training for trainers, participants will be able to: Plan, design and deliver a 6 to 12 week Family Communications Programme; Understand the theory behind the Family Communications Manual; Understand and coach parents in the principles of clear and direct communication in the home for problem solving; and much more.

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One Family Positive Parenting Train the Trainer

After taking part in this training for trainers, participants will be able to: Plan, design and deliver a ten-week Positive Parenting Programme; Understand the theory behind the Positive Parenting Manual; Be familiar with a range of approaches for managing difficult behaviour in children while raising self-esteem when parenting alone; and much more.

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One to One Parent Mentoring

This training is a valuable service for parents who need help with an issue and can gain support. The sessions are one hour in duration and time to reflect and discuss, parents have a greater understanding of the child's behaviour and the reasons behind it. Parents leave with a clear understanding of how to respond in a way that works better.

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Parent Coaching

The aim of this programme is for participants to become empowered to meet the challenges of parenting.

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Parent Mentoring

The aim of this course is to support parents to understand their child's behaviour and give them the tools to deal with challenging behaviour effectively, to support parents in parenting when they are: separating or divorcing, sharing parenting, parenting in a multicultural society, parenting alone, and more.

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Parent Plus Community Programme & Parent Plus Early Years Programme

The programme aims to support parents in their valuable role so they can find their own solutions to childhood challenges and problems. To help their children learn and to be emotionally secure and happy.

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Parent Plus Programme

The aim of this programme is to build on parents strengths and help them not only to solve discipline problems but to also have a more enjoyable and satisfying relationship with their children.

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Parental Pathways: Circle of Security® Parenting™ programme

The aim of this programme is to help parents understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, and to support parents successfully helping children manage their emotions and develop their self-esteem and honour the child’s innate wisdom to be secure.

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Parenting After Separation or Divorce

This programme is suitable for parents who are planning to separate or have already separated. Developed based on experience as a family mediator, Parents Plus facilitator, research and personal experience, this workshop looks at ways to help children/teens to cope with parental separation.

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Parenting Age 1 to 6

Based on the Parents Plus , this course covers all areas of parenting young children including positive parenting, positive discipline, the importance of play, expanding children's language, helping young children to learn new tasks or routines etc.

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Parenting Age 6 to 11

Based on the Parents Plus , this course covers all areas of parenting children aged 6 to 11 including positive parenting, positive discipline, solving problems with children, managing difficult behaviour and discipline problems.

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Parenting Programmes 6-11 years

This programme focuses on building positive respectful relationships within the family, improving communication as well as reducing conflict and increasing cooperation.

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Parenting Programmes Teenagers

This programme focuses on building positive respectful relationships within the family, improving communication as well as reducing conflict and increasing cooperation.

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Parenting Teenagers

Based on the Parents Plus , this course covers all areas of parenting teenagers including positive parenting, positive discipline, solving problems with children, managing difficult behaviour and discipline problems - helping your child to be more co-operative and keep rules, encouraging your child to help improve their confidence more.

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Substance Misuse

Why do young people engage with substance misuse? What are the signs? The risks and dangers. To support a young person who finds himself/herself in this position. If there is a problem?

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Strengthening Families Programme - Kerry

To develop and increase the resilience and reduce the risk factors for substance abuse in teens/young people. To improve the social competence, school performance in 12-16 year old young people. To strengthen the bond between the parent and child/teen. To enhance the parenting and coping skills of parents dealing with difficult family situations.

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Parents Plus Adolescent Programme - Tusla

The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme is an Irish evidence based parenting programme that draws on well researched ideas on parent-child communication, relationship building and behaviour management.

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Parents Plus Adolescents Programme - Barnardos

Parents Plus Adolescents Programme: Getting to know and connecting with your children; Communicating effectively and positively; Listening to and encouraging teenagers; Negotiating rules and boundaries; Teaching teenagers responsibility; Managing conflict and aggression; Solving problems together; and Specific topics and challenges.

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Solace Family Wellbeing

To support the development of parenting practices which nurture the well-being and development (social, intellectual and behavioural). Deepen our understanding of the potential for family relationships to build esteem and support the needs of each family member individual equally as well as the family as a whole.

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Self-care and Personal Growth When Parenting

The overall aim of the course is to support parents to be ‘good enough parents’ by taking time to care for themselves so they can be there for their children.

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Recession and Family Well-Being

This programme is designed for parents, to help them understand more about conflict and how it is managed, and to reduce its potentially harmful effects on children. The workshop looks at conflict through the lens of the current economic climate and the specific challenges that recession can bring to family. The training is designed to help you understand the nature of conflict in relationships and some of its causes. Identify the protective factors which help reduce the negative impact of conflict on relationships. Recognise different types of conflict, how people respond differently. Understand the impact of conflict on children. Deal with conflict in ways that reduce the potentially harmful effects on children.

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Promoting Positive Parenting

To discuss how parents can support their children with their education, social and emotional development. To focus on the important skills of listening, encouraging and connecting with your child/teenager. Empowering responsibility and self-awareness for the young person. Promoting confidence and self-esteem. Tools to equip the young person to make choices.

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Promoting Positive Behaviour

To discuss how parents can support their children with their education, social and emotional development. To focus on the important skills of listening, encouraging and connecting with your child/teenager. Empowering responsibility and self-awareness for the young person. Promoting confidence and self-esteem. Tools to equip the young person to make choices.

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Private Parent Coaching

Private parent coaching can be arranged and tailored specifically to clients needs. The coaching draws on the required resources/workshops at Help Me To Parent including: Parenting Age 1 to 6, Parenting Age 6 to 11. Parenting Teenagers and Parenting After Separation or Divorce.

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Parents Plus Parenting when Separated Programme - Parents Plus

In order to address the challenges of parenting when separated, Parents Plus have developed a six week psycho-educational course for parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation or divorce.

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Parents Plus: Parenting when Separated - Barnardos

This course does not propose to find magic answers but aims to help parents to gain the support of other parents and to find solutions for difficult situations. The focus of the course is positive and aims to build on your strengths as a parent and what you are already doing right.

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Parents Plus: The Adolescent's Programme A Parenting Guide to Handling Conflict, Solving Problems and Getting On Better with Older Children and Young People

Now in its second edition, the Adolescents Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. The video illustrates well researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers.

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Parents Plus: The Children's Programme A Practical & Positive Guide to Managing Behaviour Problems and Promoting Learning in Children Aged six to eleven

An evidence based parenting programme package that draws on well researched ideas on parent-child communication and behaviour management.

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Parents Plus: The Early Years Programme A Practical & Positive Guide to Parenting Young Children Aged One to Six

The aim of this programme is to maximise their children's learning, language and social development, as well as reduce behaviour problems, while ensuring their children grow up happy and emotionally secure.

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Parents Together Community Course

The programme aims to support parents in: encouraging children's learning, reducing behavioural problems, promote children's self-esteem and good parent-child relationships.

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Positive Parenting for Changing Families

The aim of this programme is to prepare parents for first time parenting role, new addition to the family, and any anxieties/worries surround this.

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1:1 parent mentoring

During the 1: 1 mentoring and courses, parents have the time to reflect and discuss issues that are arising for them and leave with a greater under-standing of their own and their child’s behaviours and the reasons behind them and how to respond in more open and supportive ways.

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