Effective Parenting Skills

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Effective Parenting Skills to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course enables parents to encourage their children’s own natural abilities. Employing the method at home right away, parents can help children find solutions to problems that they encounter.  The modification of unacceptable behaviour is covered, with ways of influencing children to be considerate of the needs of parents.  Becoming a more responsible parent is also integral to the course.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Being a Parent
      • Being a Person
      • Acceptance and Non-Acceptance 
  • Lesson Two
    • Acceptance and Non-Acceptance (Continued)
      • False Acceptance
      • Effects of False Acceptance on the Child
      • Accept the Child, not the Behaviour
      • Being a Real Person
  • Lesson Three
    • The Language of Acceptance
      • Demonstration
      • Non-Verbal Messages
      • Verbally Communicating Acceptance
      • Dealing with Feeling Messages and Problem Messages
  • Lesson Four
    • Active Listening
      • Problem Ownership
  • Lesson Five
    • The ParentsNeeds
      • When the Parent Owns the Problem
      • Ineffective Confrontation
      • Effective Confrontation
  • Lesson Six
    • Conflict
      • Conflict Resolution

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.