The Great Parents Institute is a place for people who want to be great parents. Great parents are those who love their kids to bits, allow them to grow and experience the world, provide clear and consistent boundaries and enjoy the journey, in all its ups and downs. Most Importantly, great parents are not perfect. We all screw up, that’s part of the deal, our children learn so much by watching how we deal with these screw ups and they also learn that they too, don’t have to be perfect.
At the Great Parents Institute we believe in something we call Back to Basics Parenting. In other words practical parenting that is down to earth and realistic. There is no one perfect way to be a parent, there are lots of different parenting styles even within one culture. It’s the type of parenting where common sense rules, where kids are given appropriate boundaries and they’re not allowed to be unhappy whiny brats. It’s parenting where kids are praised appropriately but not praised for things that they should normally just do. So this means that when kids get praise, they know they have really earned it and have done something wonderful. Kids are not stupid, they know when we’re patronizing them!
Kids need to understand consequences for their actions and parents need to provide this—see our course on how to design great consequences that really change the behaviour of kids!
At the Great Parents Institute, we offer parenting courses and parenting advise across a huge range of areas. This is for existing parents, separating parents and people about to be parents. We provide family mediation that is practical and gets results, this is not therapy it is practical problem solving for kids and parents.