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 OfferPractical Philosophy Course
9 weekly sessions