Online Parenting Courses

The Solihull Approach online parenting Understanding your child - Solihull Approach logo courses are a series of NICE approved resources for parents and carers who want to learn more about sensitive and effective parenting and building a positive relationship with their child. Parents are also helped to understand how they can influence their relationship with their child through play. 

The courses have been developed by registered professionals within the NHS, working with practitioners and parents to develop new resources to support emotional health and wellbeing in children, families, and adults. 

The groups aim to:

  • Promote understanding of children’s behaviour within the context of developmental issues
  • Promote the development of parent/child relationship
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem in both parents and children
  • Give parents a strategy for repair when things go wrong
  • Promote reflective, sensitive and effective parenting

The courses can be accessed on any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and can be translated into over 108 languages.

Who can access the courses

The courses are free to access for parents, carers and grandparents of children in Worcestershire.

Visit the Our Place website (opens in new window) and use PARENTSROCK as your free access code. Alternatively, visit the dropdown boxes below to find out more about each course.

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

This course is for parents, grandparents and carers - for everyone in your new baby's bubble.

No matter your role, if you would like to build a strong, healthy relationship with a new baby this course is for you. It integrates the traditional information given on an antenatal course with a new approach to starting your relationship with your baby before your baby even makes an appearance!

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window)  and use PARENTSROCK as your access code.

Understanding your baby

‘Understanding your baby’ is for everyone around a new baby: supporting you and the new arrival from birth to 12 months.

The course brings together all of the traditional information given on a postnatal course, in a new approach to developing your relationship with your baby. It looks at your baby’s sleeping, feeding, crying, playing and childcare options.

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window) and use INSERT CODE as your access code.

Understanding your child

'Understanding your child' is an online course suitable for anyone that cares for a child up to the age of 18, including parents and grandparents.

Dealing with challenging behaviour can affect your confidence as a parent or carer. This course is here to help you understand more about the roots of behaviour and the best ways that you can support your child. It will also help you recognise emotions in yourself and the impact they can have on your child's behaviour. 

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window)  and use PARENTSROCK as your access code.

Understanding your child with additional needs

If you care for a child with a physical or learning disability or who may have autistic traits this course is for you.

This course will help parents, relatives and friends of children with a physical or learning disability to better understand the child.

It looks at the ways you feel and act as a parent or carer, and the impacts this can have on your child's behaviour. It will introduce you to different styles of parenting and the ways they can make it easier to work with your child's behaviour and support their development. 

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window)  and use PARENTSROCK as your access code.

Understanding your child’s feelings

Short course - Coming soon!

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window)  and use PARENTSROCK as your access code.

Understanding your teenager's brain

If you are a parent or carer of a teenager and find yourself confused or overwhelmed by recent changes to your child's behaviour, the 'Understanding your teenager's brain' course can help.

Knowing more about how the teenager’s brain works can help you to understand their behaviour better – why they can be impulsive, need to sleep a lot, be emotional, rebellious, take risks, be disorganised or distracted.

To access this online guide visit the Our Place website (opens in new window) and use PARENTSROCK as your access code.