What is thrive in Life Parenting?

Our Parenting topics are designed to help parents understand the needs of their children and to communicate with them effectively and sensitively as well as helping in every stage of their development. Our Parenting seminar and webinar topics list provides a comprehensive range of topics to engage employees to help them understand many of the challenges we face at home and the difference a little help and support can make.



We want to inspire employees, cover topical issues and give ease of access to the latest teaching from our experts to ultimately create a workplace of learning, communication and collaboration.

We have worked very hard to take another step up in 2016 to create topics that will be enjoyable and informative, providing a social event for your employees. We work with you to ensure we provide the right topics that are important, fun or both… these are not boring lectures!!

Each seminar will last approximately 30-40 minutes with adequate time for Q&A afterwards. The presentation will be emailed in advance to the client. We will also email a useful handout to accompany each talk, for distribution to all attendees.

We can also deliver back to back seminars or have a Wellness Expert on site to deliver an all day series of 6 Seminars. If you cant find the topic you are after, please contact us and we can discuss a topic to be designed and delivered, just for you.

Webinars on demand

Our Webinars are convenient, informative and are available on demand, which allows for employees and their families to view whenever and wherever it is convenient to them regardless of their location.

We can work with you on the marketing of these webinars and release them on the date of your choice. All webinar recordings will be made available to all employees for 30 days from launch day.


What Our Experts Say

Our topics can help solve parenting problems in a positive way. We can show you how to manage difficult behaviour and discipline problems and
develop a close and warm relationship with your children
— Marian Byrne - Parenting Coach

The Topics List

S =Available as Seminar / W = Available as Webinar / M = Delivered by Marquee Speaker

Your Adolescent’s World NEW!

Their world is different to yours

We have all been adolescents and it is important to begin working with that knowledge to help us to connect with our own adolescents. This webinar will look at the theory and then the application of psychological knowledge on how to approach the adolescent with a better understanding of their needs and experiences and the world in which they live.
The main aim of the webinar is to discuss and learn how to build that healthy bond that adolescents can thrive with, and of course which benefits parents also.

Responding to your Child's needs NEW!

Emotional Responsiveness Training

This parenting topic can help you to help the children in your life to understand and regulate their emotions. Previous research has found that parenting styles can influence a child’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and control your emotions, as well as being able to communicate to others about how you feel. Children with good emotional intelligence often have better emotional, social, and physical functioning, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties.
We will focus on skills training from building an emotionally responsive relationship with your child.

How to Improve Behaviour NEW!

Prevention is better than cure

Children are more likely to behave the way we would like them to when we create an environment that reduces opportunities for challenging behaviour. This means an environment that is rich in age appropriate, stimulating experiences but also one that minimises “triggers” for challenging behaviours like tantrums, aggression and defiance.
Relationships that are built on emotional responsiveness, warmth and mutual respect will teach children prosocial behaviour. Prevention is better than cure so with a few measures in place, an environment can be created in which behavioural challenges are less likely to arise and we can be better prepared to respond when they do. The aim of this seminar is to begin the discussion on how to nurture that environment.

Cyber bullying

Understanding the new kind of bullying

Bullying needs to be on the agenda of every organisation, this topic is targeted at parents to help create more of an understanding around the newish phenomenon of cyber bullying and educate them on the risks involved.
Our psychologist will also advise on steps to take to minimise risks of cyber bullying as well as steps to take if your child is already engaging in bullying behaviour or subject to cyber bullying.

Playful Connections NEW!

For the big kid in you

This seminar will look at the idea of child centered play and the many benefits it can bring to your child, such as building better relationships, problems solving, emotional intelligence, increase vocabulary, self-awareness, self-confidence, but to mention a few.
The benefits are not only for the children themselves but also for you as an adult. Be prepared to relearn what play means and that play is your child’s way of learning about themselves and the world and that you can facilitate and improve that process.

Drawing on Your Emotions NEW!

Helping you Child Understand their Emotions

The simple truth is that during the early years, children depend on parents to assist them to regulate their emotions. As they develop you can teach them about emotions, and increasingly they begin to understand and then regulate their own emotions. Some parenting styles have been found to be optimal in this regard. Children with greater Emotional Intelligence have been shown to have greater success with making friendships and more able to manage conflict with peers, be better able to self-soothe when upset or angry and have fewer behavioural problems, and increased concentration which means they are more likely to be successful academically, tend to have fewer childhood illnesses, and have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults with greater career success.
Emotional Intelligence appears to be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ. We will focus on using your child play and creativity to nurture that EQ

Helping your Child Manage Their Anger NEW!

Remember you are your child’s model for managing their anger

Anger is a difficult emotion and many adults struggle to form a healthy relationship with anger, so a child especially can use help in managing anger healthily. Handling children’s anger can be puzzling, draining, and distressing for adults. In fact, one of the major problems in dealing with anger in children is the angry feelings that are often stirred up in us. It has been said that we as parents, need to remind ourselves that we were not always taught how to deal with anger as a fact of life during our own childhood.
So this webinar will look at anger, challenging the conventional idea and looking at how you can help your child build a better relationship with anger, as well as doing that work yourself.

Finding Stillness NEW!

Caring for an Anxious Child

Anxiety can be very unsettling for an adults never mind a child. There are lots of ways parents and carers can help their children with anxiety. Many children and young people really don’t know what they are feeling when they are anxious, and it can be very frightening and overwhelming. They might think they are very ill or even that they are having a heart attack.
We will look at how to talk to your child about what anxiety is and about what is happening in their body and why. Understanding what is going on, what it is called, and why it happens, can really help. This seminar will look at how through the parent/carer child relationship, the child can once again find stillness within themselves.

Quiet Times NEW!

Relaxation for Children

Just being a child or adolescent can be a stressful time, trying to understand the work, understand themselves and trying to navigate it. Like us, children can crave relaxation and like us sometimes they can find it difficult to find a method that works for them.
This seminar will look at the various stages of child development and the different techniques that you might consider trying, based on the knowledge you have of your child and developing a plan of what will work for them.

Mindfulness techniques for children

Mindfulness is not just effective for adults

These days mindfulness is everywhere and rightly so. We know mindfulness is good for us, the research keeps on showing us why, and so does experience. Mindfulness allows us to be present in our parenting, choosing a skillful response, instead of succumbing to our visceral reactions. Mindfulness is also good for our kids. Research indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. It helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.
The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to recognise their thoughts as "just thoughts," to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies, to recognise when their attention has wandered, and to provide tools for impulse control.

My Child is a Fussy Eater

Some great tips to help with kids who will not eat what you do

If your child would rather play with their food than eat it, then this topic can help! Children’s nutrition and eating habits are often a source of frustration and a sensitive topic at home, so don’t worry you’re not alone. Lots of parents worry about what their kids eat or don’t eat as is often the case, and need a bit of advice.
Our expert will suggest a number of strategies and tips to avoid power struggles


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