Practical Parenting Sheffield

9-week course in Sheffield

The Formative Years (0-10yrs)

PRACTICAL PARENTING - The Early Years 0-10

How the parenting course works

This Sheffield course is an opportunity to step back and consider the role of the parent in the care, upbringing and education of children.

  • We will look at parenting from the perspective of the needs of the child and will consider what is required to give children the best possible beginning in life.
  • The course will be both philosophical and practical in nature.
  • We will draw on ancient philosophical and spiritual teachings, both eastern and western and consider how they can be applied in practice.
  • We will incorporate Positive Parenting approaches that come from contemporary work in psychology and consider how these two might be married in practice.
Practical Parenting Course

Next Introductory course in Sheffield

Practical Parenting (0-10yrs) Enrolment

Limited spaces

What we explore through the course

Themes included in the course: (click each title below for more details)

Why do children need parents? The early years are most important. Connecting with the essence of the child. The importance of the state of being of the parent. A practical tool.

Encouraging and enjoying the unique qualities of the child. Exploring the importance of attachment and detachment in the parent /child relationship, how can we marry the two?

Parents as the primary educators of the child, what do we want to teach them? The Parent as a role model. The importance of the relationship between parents.

Meeting the very young child through love and play. Considering how the child spends their time, what influences them? What is best for the child?

The balance of love and discipline. What is it to be disciplined? What does it mean to give discipline to a child, why is it important? Three principles for good discipline.

Examining our habitual responses to challenging behaviours. A practical tool. The power of positive attention, the importance of encouragement and positive speech. The need to discourage certain behaviours and activities. Identifying and meeting the underlying need.

Having faith in the child’s capacity, enjoying time together, showing interest and listening. The power of attention and the power of giving.

Having a vision for each child, identifying and nurturing their potential. Review of course content.

How to Enrol


Introductory Offer

Practical Philosophy Course
£ 10 (Normally £70)
  • 9 weekly sessions
  • Refreshment break
  • Limited places

Book a place on line or by ringing 0114 2363640

Find Us on the Map

78 Carter Knowle Rd, Sheffield S7 2DX


Wonderful classes

"Thank you so much to my tutor for the wonderful classes that you have taken. My whole life has transformed since joining the course. I feel a much better person and that is all credit to you and the way you conduct the class and encourage its members.”
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The present moment

“This course ‘woke me up’, particularly to the present moment. Learning to use the ‘full stop’ between daily events and pausing, rather than everything running in to one continuum”
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Very practical

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been very practical and has given me lots of tools and exercises to use in my daily life. Coming back each week and feeding back to the group has reinforced what I have learned and given me extra pointers”.
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