Course: Reflective Parenting

About the Course

This is a 8-week group programme to help you understand your child, build your relationship with them and manage their behaviour.

Reflective Parenting is a model of parenting based on theoretical ideas from mentalization – the ability of a parent to understand the thoughts, feelings and intentions behind the behaviour of both themselves and their child.  

There is extensive evidence about the importance of understanding the intentions behind your child’s behaviour, and also getting a greater sense of your own mind inrelation to them. Research also suggests that understanding the thoughts, feelings and intentions behind your child’s behaviour helps your child to regulate their emotions better.  This can then lead to improved relationships and enhanced understanding of self and others.

The group is facilitated by two highly experienced clinicians; João Lourenço and Dr. Nakita O’Leary are both trained in the model of Reflective Parenting and supervised by the author Dr. Sheila Redfern consultant clinical child and adolescent psychologist from the Anna Freud Centre.

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January 16, 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 6, 13

Mondays 6 pm – 8 pm


This group is for parents of children aged 8-12 years old. Maximum 12 participants. Maximum 12 participants.


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