You can receive training to do your job, drive a car, cook food, or do your hobby – but parenthood is something that has to be done with no training. Every child is different, so even if you think you have this parenting thing sorted, when the next one comes along you will probably find yourself relearning a whole lot of stuff.
Having said that, there are some things that through experience and learning, The Parent Heart have found are essential to parenting and good family life. There are a number of training options.
Private Coaching Sessions
Homeschool Parent Consult
This is a time for us to help you look at your family and your needs regarding home education (curriculum, planning etc) to help you find the best way forward for your family. (This is for both parents to attend if possible.)
These consults help you look at your parenting. What is and isn’t working. We then come alongside you as Parenting Life Coaches to help you explore ways to help you all to live life to the full without days of fighting and nagging. Yes this can be your reality!
Private Individual Consult
This falls more into the category of Life Coaching where we help you personally discover your dreams and goals and what’s in the way of these becoming a reality.
Introduction to homeschooling
This is an intensive 3 hour workshop that covers everything you need to know about starting to homeschool. We look at different approaches and curriculum, matric, legalities, sport, socialization and answer all your questions.
Charlotte Mason Workshop
This is an intensive 3 hour or one day workshop on Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education. Her philosophy is one that trains a child not only in the academics but in the habits, mind will, and love for learning that will carry them throughout life. We look at the 3 main pillars of her philosophy which is stated that education is :an atmosphere, a disciple and a life.
Charlotte Mason topical workshop
We offer 3 hour workshops on any of Charlotte mason’s individual topics such as nature study and journaling, narration, academics, habits etc… Just state the area you want to have covered and we’ll host the workshop on that.
This is fundamentally a 101 on Parenting – the manual you wish had come with your child. We look at your family’s atmosphere, habits and how to create smooth and easy days for you all. By the end you would also have created a personal family vision and values poster to take home We will either host it on a Fri evening and the whole of Saturday or for those living close by we will hold 4 x 2 hour evening sessions.
This is an insightful workshop that takes an in-depth look at why we parent so intentionally and how God “parented” Israel and Jesus “parented” his disciples. We then use these as hooks for us to look as what that means in our parenting heart and style. We then look at practical ways to implement these in your life and home. We will either host it on a Fri evening and the whole of Saturday or for those living close by we will hold 4 x 2 hour evening sessions.
Hands on Identity and Boards and Journals
These sessions are 3 hours long and can be run for parents or children. they involve creating a board to put up for you to see daily. We use all sorts of art mediums and magazines to create these. You do not however need to be arty at all. We work through the process slowly together – creating something you’ll treasure.
Looks at who we think we are vs who we really are. It’s a time of deep reflection and truth seeking. As only once we know the truth about who we are can we live life to the full and accomplish all we were created to be and do.
These follow on from the identity board as once we know who we are we need to look at the dream knitted into the fiber of our being and declare these. Writing down the vision is so important in the process of it coming into being.
Identity and Dream Journal
This is created over about 6 weeks of 2 hourly sessions. These sessions are very reflective and personal – a time to escape to explore who you are, what you are doing with your life and where you want it to go. You will create an art journal that reflects your story and journey. Once again you do not however need to be arty at all. We work through the process slowly together – creating something you’ll treasure.
The broad topics of “the will”, “habits” and “home atmosphere” will be covered. The hands on approach will mean that you go home with a plan.
Please contact us for fees for any of the above workshops.
Please note that additional travelling fees may be applicable depending where you are based.