It strikes us early on in our journey as new parents that children don’t come with an instruction manual, yet so many of us feel we should instinctively know how to raise a happily thriving child.
Maybe contemplating a parenting course makes us feel awkward but there is a huge demand for some kind of guidance as the great popularity of parenting books and TV programmes show.
It is an enormous challenge to raise children in the modern world and the traditional support our parents and grandparents would have taken for granted, is often missing.
Learning how best to support connection and the fundamental nature of attachment, alongside knowledge of developmental markers in our child’s life can really support love and harmony in families. This also supports us in our ability to stay in connection with our natural authority as the adult rather than resorting to arbitrary disciplinary actions we might later regret.
We consider the whole family system and within that system what strengthens or weakens it. This takes the emphasis away from blame. By removing judgement, we are able to deﬁne and reframe the truth.
We provide a safely held environment, where parents can access their innate ability to parent their children in the best way possible, given their own unique circumstances.
• Understanding underlying needs
• Building a better relationship with your child
• Increasing cooperation and dealing with non-compliance
• Alternatives to shouting, nagging and feeling out of control
• Empowering parents to stand in their own strength
• Managing our own emotions and dealing with the bigger picture
Rooted Parenting is a programme for parents and primary carers, whether in partnership or single. Many parents attend about speciﬁc issues, others come to learn about how to improve family life in general.
The group setting makes the course very engaging, and parents also learn through sharing and hearing about the experiences of others. This provides support, reassurance and ‘normalises’ common issues parents share.
Our own experience and decades of learning, training and expertise made us understand that being in the right relationship with our child leads to successful parenting. Being able to keep in connection with a child - no matter how difﬁcult their behaviour - can really support strong and healthy attachment.
We can learn the skills we need to maintain connection and to make repairs as quickly as possible in the inevitable moments this is lost.
This process of maintaining relationship throughout the ups and downs of family life leads to healthy nurturing for ourselves and our children. To learn together how to recognise and pay attention to everyone’s needs can be transformative when feeling challenged and frustrated.
We believe parenting is not about learning the latest trend but about true connection between parent and child.
We believe tending these strong roots creates strong families.