Step Parenting Workshop
This is a research based programme written by Dr Lisa Doodson that has been specifically designed for individuals and couples in stepfamilies. It offers support and advice on a range of problems common to many stepfamilies. The course is delivered as a single one day course. The workshops are run by Dr Doodson or an experienced parenting facilitator and include a mix of presentations, exercises and group discussions.
Topics Covered within the workshops
Identifying stepfamily myths and realities
Developing realistic expectations
Reducing ambiguity and clarifying roles
Developing a strong couple relationship
Balancing costs and rewards in your relationship
Learning to effectively co-parent
Identifying positive step parenting styles
Learning to use effective communication
Dealing with stress and anxiety
Next Scheduled Courses
The next course will now take place in April. The cost of the workshop is £149 per couple and includes lunch, refreshments and course materials. Places will be limited so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Comments from recent course attendees
'Lisa has offered me invaluable, friendly support and has given me achievable coping strategies to deal with what felt, at times, like an unchangeable situation. Things looked much brighter immediately after seeing her for the first time and she has made me feel much calmer and happier than I have done for ages'.
SH, London, March 2011
'I found Lisa's knowledge and experience of the stepparenting field invaluable to me, also exchanging views and 'hints and tips' with other stepparents has been really helpful.' Susan, Reading, Sep 2011
'This is just a quick update to tell you how much your step parenting course that we attended in February helped us. I think that the children growing up and becoming more mature has also been a factor, but without your course we would still be in a muddle. We are having more fun as a family and I am pleased to say that my husband and my youngest son are actually enjoying each others company'
Christina, London, April 2012