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Parent Workshops and Support Groups in Birmingham

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Parenting can be hard. If you need a bit of support, here are just some of the great support groups and workshops throughout the city.

Although parenting is extremely rewarding, it's also hard work, and sometimes you might feel like you need a bit of help. Whether you’ve got an out of control toddler, want to communicate better with your teenage kids or want to know more about setting boundaries, a parenting course may provide the answers you are looking for. Here are just some of the parenting workshops, courses and support groups in Birmingham.

Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Mindelsohn Wsy, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TG
0121 472 1377
Website: http://www.bwnft.nhs.uk

Runs a range of courses including first time parents’ class, birth after caesarean (VBAC), breastfeeding workshops, dad’s only workshops and twins and multiple birth workshops.

Happier Parenting
43 York Close, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2HN
0121 451 2762
Website: https://www.happierparenting.co.uk

Runs a range of courses for children of all ages, including the below:
Early Years for children up to five years and covers expectations and realities of parenting, children’s needs, play and listening, parenting styles and discipline.
Primary Years for children aged 5 to 11 years and covers children’s needs, boundaries and parenting styles and keeping safe.
Teenage years for children aged 12 and over and covers why it’s tough being a teenager, temperament and emotional needs, parenting styles, communication and conflict.
Special needs for children with ADHD and ASD.
Courses are £30.00 for the individual class or £125 for the six-week block.

Approachable Parenting
22-28 George Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9RG
0121 773 8643
Website: http://approachableparenting.org.uk

Offers various courses for Muslim families including parenting from pregnancy to 18 years.
Courses include how to raise happy and successful children (4 to 11 years) and communicating better with your teen.

Fox Hollies Children’s Centre
419 Fox Hollies Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, B27 7QA
0121 675 5472
Website: http://www.barnardos.org.uk

Runs parenting support groups and one-on-one work through the network of family centres and community-based parenting programmes.
Courses cover a range of topics, including children’s behaviour and provide an opportunity for parents to reflect on their parenting techniques, plus general support is available.

Baby Sling/Carrier Workshop, Quinton
Website: Click here for more details

A FREE workshop for new parents who want to navigate the ins and outs of babywearing.
Come along and learn all about the benefits of babywearing.
Register here.

Sutton Locality Children’s Centre, Sutton Coldfield
The Hub, Mere Green Community Centre, Mere Green Road Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT
0121 323 1121
Website: http://suttonlocality.childrencentres.org

Runs parent forums to discuss ideas and feedback.
Family support for parents of children under 5 years.
Also runs an ‘Introduction to Solids’ workshop on the second Tuesday morning of each month.
Offers a young parents group for people under 21.

National Childbirth Trust
Various locations: Click here for courses in your area
Website: https://www.nct.org.uk

Runs various antenatal and postnatal workshops, including Early Days and Introducing Solids.
Click here for a full list of the courses available and addresses.

Want to find out about more classes or workshops in Birmingham? Click here for classes and here for workshops.

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