Practical Parenting (30 April - 21 May)

Practical Parenting (30 April - 21 May)

Regular price From £15.00 to £25.00

7:30pm - 8:45pm on Tuesdays (BST)

Four weeks: 30 April - 21 May 

Are you looking for encouragement and support on your parenting journey?

Come and join other parents as you hear why parenting is so valuable.

Online, via Zoom. The course will be hosted by Anne Fennell, chair of Mothers At Home Matter, and long-standing member of the School.  Talks will be recorded and can be watched on catch-up.  

Week 1:  Hilary Wyatt - Children’s Mental Health and Schooling 

Hilary Wyatt is interested in the impact that adult emotions have on young people and has given talks and written about ‘emotional contagion’. She will be offering practical advice to young parents about how to build emotional resilience in children. 

Hilary has been teaching for over 30 years. She has worked in London prep schools for 15 years, eight as the Head of a pre-prep, and seven years as a Headteacher, and has taught children from Nursery age to A-level.

Hilary read English at university, has a Masters’ Degree in Education and an NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship). She has also worked with the ISI (the Independent Schools Inspectorate) since 2014. She has two grown-up daughters, and an adorable grandson. 

Week 2: Anne Fennell - Early Years: love, nurture, value, and identity

Having a baby is life-changing. There is birth of new life but also a letting go of an old life and identity. We will look at some of the challenges, and how we can find support and nurture ourselves as well as our young children. The first few years of life are formative and critical developmentally. What happens and why is the role of parent so important?

Anne is a wife and mother of 6 sons. Whilst at home raising her children she has been active in the community, including running toddler groups, fencing & fellowship for young children,  and drama groups for teenagers.

She is Chair of the campaigning and support group Mothers At Home Matter and more recently President of European Federation of Parents & Carers at Home which is a voice for parents wishing to be more at home for their children, and campaigns to remove the economic penalties which makes this choice so difficult for the majority.

Week 3: Liz Yeboah - The Joy of Teenagers

Liz will talk about:

1. The importance of parenting and being present for your children.

2. Setting up and preparing for the teen years. Adjusting our mindset and creating the vision.

3. Sharing a snippet of the process we used on our journey to finding joy in the teen years.

Liz is a home educator, mentor, wife and mother to five wonderful children. She and her family live in Buckinghamshire where they love to seek adventures and make precious memories. Her passions include homemaking and encouraging young women and young families.

Week 4: Edward Davies - And what about fathers? 

Ed will discuss:
1. Why dads matter - stats and stories about the importance of father
2. Being intentional about fatherhood. Somebody will father your child, how do you ensure it is you?
3. Family relationship dynamics: improving family relationships, including with your partner

Edward has spent the last 15 years running fatherhood and parenting courses, including more than a decade facilitating antenatal courses for first-time dads in London hospitals.
He has worked in public policy as a journalist and government advisor, including seven years as a senior editor at the British Medical Journal, and as an expert advisor to four Health Secretaries. He is currently a director at a Westminster think tank specialising in social and family policy.

This course is offered in partnership with Mothers At Home Matter.