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Certified Academy

Para-counselling and Positive Behaviour Management Strategies for Parents

Practical steps for nurturing and guiding your child at home

Starting on 14 August 2020
USD 49

About the course:

A child benefits tremendously from a non-judgemental, understanding and accepting environment, and studies have repeatedly shown that good parent-child relationships play a huge role in the child's positive growth and emotional development.  

Therefore, parents play an essential role in facilitating their child's attitudes, behaviours and beliefs.  

At the same time, parenting has never been more challenging, and many parents are "flying blind" by doing what they think or feel is right and hoping for the best.  

A better understanding of the child can help parents meet their needs effectively. We are here to provide you with a helping hand - an easy to use resource that clearly lays out proven and effective techniques for creating and nurturing your child's personal and emotional development, based on decades of time-tested para-counselling techniques and practices. 

That's what this course was designed for; to help parents learn and apply some of the basic skills that counsellors have been using for decades to better communicate, nurture and grow with their child. This course can provide parents with support by guiding them through para-counselling and guidance skills that can help their kids reach their full potential.  

Who should attend?  

  • Parents with children aged 3 – 12 years old 

Key learning outcomes:

  • Assess your children’s needs and the underlying reasons for their behaviour
  • Identify and constructively address the challenges your child might be going through  
  • Obtain effective para-counselling skills that will contribute to the optimal development of your child  

Course content

  • 6 hours of on-demand training and instruction videos 
  • Flexible and mobile learning mode
  • 100% online course


Eulisia Er

Educational Psychologist Registered Psychologist (SRP) - Annabelle Psychology

Course Syllabus

Module  1

Laying the Foundation – Nurturing Parent-Child Relationships

A healthy and nurturing relationship with your child is built through numerous interactions in their early years. This parent-child relationship lays the foundation for their life choices, behaviours, socioemotional wellbeing and mental health. Therefore, the module seeks to help parents in:  

  • Having inappropriate developmental expectations of children 
  • Developing age-appropriate expectations of your child  
  • Enhancing knowledge on child development  
  • Assessing their parent-child relationships  
Module  2

Laying the Foundation – Maintaining Parent-Child Relationships

School-aged children go through various changes and transitions in their environment and may experience difficulties with adapting to their new life experiences. Positive parent-child relationships and consistent support from parents and caregivers are important in developing your children's basic skills, especially in communicating their needs and providing a positive environment to develop their sense of independence. Some key highlights of this module include: 

  • Helping your child feel secure in this world 
  • Engaging positively with your child 
  • Strengthening the parent-child relationship 
Module  3

Building the Structure –Para-counselling and Coaching Communication Skills

Parenting is no easy feat. Parent-child interactions are extremely stressful at times. The practical application of basic counselling and coaching techniques can help to ensure effective communication between parents and children. With these techniques, parents can  

  • Communicate effectively with your children  
  • Strengthen parent-child relationships  
  • Improve your children’s socioemotional well-being  
Module  4

Building the Structure –Para-counselling and Coaching Socioemotional Skills

Socioemotional skills play a vital role in our ability to form meaningful social relationships. Socioemotional skills enable children to express who they are, what they are feeling and enable us to function happily and successfully in everyday life.  

  • Foster essential socioemotional skills  
  • Teach children about their emotions  
  • Help children to communicate their emotions   
Module  5

Constructing the Roof – Parenting Positive Behaviours

It is common for children to exhibit challenging behaviours in varying stages and situations which affect their socioemotional and academic functioning. A positive approach is often the best way to guide your child’s behaviour. This module teaches parents to guide their children’s behaviours while respecting their children’s healthy boundaries and rights to their healthy development and participate in their learning.  

  • Create a home environment where children can develop a sense of belonging  
  • Understand purposes of challenging behaviours 
  • Identify triggers that give rise to challenging behaviours  
Module  6

Constructing the Roof – Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

Positive behaviour management strategies equip parents and caregivers with skills to manage challenging behaviours of children with an emphasis placed on understanding behaviours and positive support strategies to minimize or prevent challenging behaviours from occurring. It aims to help you as parents and caregivers to implement: 

  • Various antecedent-based strategies to reduce the onset of challenging behaviours  
  • Managing your children’s challenging behaviours with positive consequences and discipline  
  • Planning ahead for better behaviours  

How does this online course work?

Real life best practices
We show real case studies, techniques and methods used by experienced specialist
Optimisation of learning
The course is based on the principle: Know-See-Do, according to which the completion of each individual modules enables the quick implementation of specific activities in practice
Practical application
Teaching materials and recordings with the lecturer's comments will show you how to implement basic mental health and well-being initiatives straight away
Learn on the go
Materials are available 24/7 on our dedicated platform. Access your course at any time and place convenient for you
Certification of course completion
The certificate issued confirms the knowledge acquired by the participant and documents the participant’s professional development, and is available in a digital format for print or download

Frequently Asked Questions


What background knowledge is necessary?

None! This course is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about counselling and guiding children. 

Are there any dates for in-person meetings?

No, there are no in-person meetings at an indicated place for this course. The whole course is based on online learning through an interactive educational platform. By joining this course, you gain access to all materials, video lectures and online presentations.  

Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?

Yes, at the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate confirming the participation and completion of the course.