NLP for Parents
Parents can be more effective, and enjoy a more peaceful and pleasant home life, by learning the skills of effective parenting. These involve adopting more effective of behaving and communicating with our kids, and thus influencing them more positively. Learning how to manage and resolve conflicts and take the power struggles out of family life so that we can enjoy spending time with our children.
Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs there is and yet we receive no training for it! Our children arrive without a handbook or manual so, not surprisingly, we tend to ‘make it up as we go along’, often reproducing the behaviour of the role models we grew up with – our own parents, teachers and other authority figures. The results tend to be patchy, at best.
This all changed, for good, In 2009 when Sue Beever, British educator, NLP Master Practitioner & Mum published her highly acclaimed book: Happy Kids, Happy You! Applying practical NLP skills to parenting and childcare.
Applying the well-established NLP principle of educating people in self-awareness and effective communication, and enabling them to change their patterns of mental and emotional behavior, she also created a course for Parents, Educators & Child Carers. This course teaches people how to use the words, body language, thoughts, feelings and behaviours that will empower them to achieve successful outcomes with those in their care.
Some of the key techniques in the course include:
- What to say
- What not to say
- What to do
- What not to do
- How to give effective choices
- How to get a ‘yes’ instead of a ‘no’
In the UK, the Happy Kids, Happy You course has been used by:
- The Fostering Network at York University
- The Bradford Metropolitan District Council
- The National Childbirth Trust
- The Adoption Support Group in Ripon
- The National Day Nurseries Conference in Leeds
- The National Childminding Association
- The Ripon Sure Start Children’s Centre
- Ealing Council Early Years Education in London