A typical parenting course takes the form of one session per week for five or six weeks.  Each session focuses on a different topic and consists of a live talk or DVD followed by a facilitated discussion and exercises in small groups.  Some courses may provide a meal to begin.  If possible you will be in a group with parents or carers who have children of similar ages.

A parenting course may cover topics like teaching healthy relationships, setting boundaries, instilling values, and modelling love and respect.  Courses are for parents of any faith, or of no faith. 

The churches who offer parenting courses on this website run a variety of courses however most have chosen to run a parenting course by one of the providers below.   These providers are well respected, their materials are proven and widely used. 

Being a parent is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges. There’s hardly a mum or dad on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting
Family Time is a set of resources designed for use in your community centre, school, local church or anywhere else that a community of parents can gather
We are passionate about supporting parenting to strengthen family life. As parents ourselves we know first-hand how hard it is and how much we need the support of others in our journey raising our children
Based on the book Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, the Parenting for Faith course is a video-based resource for communities that can be downloaded or live-streamed.
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 picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference