No role we undertake in life is more important than parenting, but it’s one of the hardest jobs there is.

The secret of successful parenting is to balance love and boundaries, in other words, gentleness and firmness, being able to say both ‘yes’ and ‘no’.
That’s the easy bit! How we put these simple principles into practice is a little trickier.

Parenting courses can be really helpful because we can learn ‘tried-and-tested’ techniques that help us handle our children firmly and lovingly. It’s also pretty reassuring to hear that most other parents struggle with much the same difficulties as we do. There really aren’t any perfect parents!

Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church regularly run parenting courses with options to suit the differing needs of younger and older children.

For more details, or to book a place on one of the courses, please call Alan & Karen Cobbald on 07855 862107 or email parenting.scbc@gmail.com

Please book in advance as places are limited.

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parenting children

There is nothing more significant than developing a strong and mutually enriching relationship with our children.

Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and sharing ideas with other parents can make a huge difference.

Children do not arrive with an instruction manual! Although there are many parenting experts, there are no expert parents.

Session Topics

  • Building strong foundations
  • Meeting our children’s needs
  • Setting boundaries
  • Teaching healthy relationships
  • Our long term aims

parenting teenagersParenting teens is harder than ever for most parents today!

We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and sharing ideas with other parents can make a huge difference. Meeting our teenagers’ deepest needs, setting healthy boundaries, helping to develop their emotional health and teaching them how to make good choices takes skill and dedication. Taking time to reflect on our end goal can help us build strong relationships with our teenagers now.

Session Topics

  • Keeping the end in mind
  • Meeting our teenagers’ needs
  • Setting boundaries
  • Developing emotional health
  • Helping them make good choices

Who Can Go?

These courses are open to parents, step-parents, prospective parents, grandparents or carers of children or young people.

See our events page for information about forthcoming courses. To register interest, please call Alan & Karen Cobbald on 07855 862107 or email parenting.scbc@gmail.com