Parents Workshops

Creating a world where every child develops the courage to follow their heart and intuition, the resilience to overcome fears and obstacles and the ability to speak out and be heard.

Parent Workshops
As parents and carers we want the best for our children.

We are faced with many challenges in nurturing our children’s attitudes to life and learning, especially in today’s world of technology and social media.

All children inherit different characteristics and abilities, and understanding how to help them fulfil their potential as happy, healthy citizens is one of the hardest but rewarding jobs we have to face.

Recent research informs us:

  • 150 children a day are being denied mental health treatment by NHS trusts” warns the NSPCC
  • “More than half of all mental ill-health begins by the age of 14 and it is estimated that one in ten children aged 5-16 years has a diagnosable mental health disorder.” Jeremy Hunt acknowledges.
  • “75% of those with a mental health condition start developing it by the age of 18”. MQ
  • “7 in 10 young people with a mental health condition haven’t had sufficient help at an early age.” MQ
  • “3 children in every class have a diagnosable mental health condition.” MQ

We created in 2015 because we believe that children, of all ages and from all backgrounds deserve a greater understanding of Social and Emotional Life skills, to help them deal with the world that they are growing up in today.

Through BEST parent workshops we explain your child’s developing brain, and how it effects their behaviour. We provide strategies that you can use in the home environment to help your child develop a strong sense of self-esteem and grow with confidence.


Weekly sessions

Week 1: Understanding our own brain and how our past can affect our behaviour.
Seeing our brains as a car. Recognising the difference between our Thinking Brain and our Emotional Brain.

Week 2: Understanding our child’s brain development, through the three-brain theory.
Seeing our child’s brain as a house. Recognising how the Emotional Brain and Thinking brain create two very different reactions to situations.

Week 3: How to create a Positive Mindset and how to talk to children so that they will listen.
Understanding how to Connect and Redirect. Learning how failure is a key skill for children to learn and embracing a Growth Mindset way of living.

Week 4: How to create good Habits – Sleep. Screens. Siblings and So on….
Recognising the needs of our children in today’s world and how to detox our own lives to create good role-modelling.

Week 5: Finding a balance. Happy parents make happy children. Moving into the holidays calmly!
Developing a well-balanced child, academically, physically and emotionally is the key to both happy parents and successful children. See how to put it all together.

The morning will run for two hours, with discussion and strategies regarding the weeks subject matter. A break, and then time for parents to discuss issues that they are struggling with, and what other parents have found useful. Each week we will recap and see how strategies from the previous week have been used and how to develop them further.



Anxiety and Negative Thinking

Wednesday 30th January 9.15am – 11.30am
Wednesday 13th March 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Our brains are hard wired for survival. Your brain’s number one job is staying alive. Your brain tells you when to relax and when to respond to danger. Feeling more anxiety than a situation calls for stops you from doing what you what you want and need to do – It is not the situation that triggers how we feel and what we do, but rather what we think about the situation! A discussion on the difference between fear and anxiety and the negative thinking patterns that can develop.

Venue: Askew Road Church, Bassein Park Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9RN
Cost £15

Get in the Habit – They can make you or break you

Wednesday 15th May 9.15am – 11.30am
Wednesday 12th June 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Habits are things we do repeatedly. But most of the time we’re hardly aware that we even have them. They are on autopilot. Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. An introduction into how our brains can form these habits – positive and negative.

Venue: Askew Road Church, Bassein Park Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9RN
Cost £15