Parenting Through Stressful Times

Understanding and dealing with stress

Parenting Through Stressful Times has been designed to help parents understand and recognise stress, and to provide tools to help parents manage it.

This personal development programme explores the influence stress plays on how we parent and how we manage the challenges that are presented to us. It incorporates a proactive and creative approach to analysing and understanding how our stress can occur in the context of parenting. The course provides parents with the opportunity to explore stress management tools, and looks at how to prevent the build-up of stress and maintain a healthy balance.

Module 1: Welcome!

  • How the course works

Module 2: Introduction to stress

  • Understand what stress is.
  • Learn how stress can affect you.
  • Be able to recognise situations in your life that cause you stress.
  • Learn about stressors.

Module 3: Stress & My Needs

  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.
  • Understand the relationship between stress, needs and emotions.
  • Recognise the importance of self-care.

Module 4: Parenting & Stress

  • Understand what is parenting stress.
  • Recognise negative emotions and feelings should be acknowledged.
  • Understand how parenting stress can affect children.

Module 5: Tools to Manage Stress

  • Learn practical ways to manage your stress.
  • Recognise the importance of positive self-talk.
  • Develop the skills of positive self-talk.
  • Recognise the importance of social support.

Module 6: Time Management

  • Understand the connection between stress and time management.
  • Benefits of time management.
  • Learn practical ways to manage your time and stress.

Module 7: Review and Reflection

  • Recap the key points from the course.
  • Acknowledge that the journey continues.
  • Understand what stress is.
  • Learn how stress can affect you.
  • Be able to recognise situations in your life that cause you to stress.
  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.
  • Recognise how your stress can have an effect on your children and your relationship.
  • Develop the skills of positive self-talk.
  • Learn practical ways to manage your stress.
  • Develop your time management skills.
Unrecognised course ID.