Parenting can really take it out of you, right? Doing it solo only makes it worse because everything falls on on your shoulders. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel like you have a lack of support and guidance. That’s why I thought I would share links to some beneficial websites I have found for free online parenting courses. Iv’e also included links for self help therapy websites too for when you’re felling a little low.
Mood Gym : this is a course uses cognitive behavioural therapy in an attempt to combat the negative thinking one associates with themselves. It shows you how to chance your mentality and identifies what kind of ‘thinker’ you are. I’m determined to finish this one in sha Allah!!
E couch : working in a similar way to the course above, this course is designed to help those that suffer from anxiety and depression. I think they are both by the same organisation.
Islamic parenting course : this seems to be a gem of a find mashallah tabarakhallah and one I am very interested in as there aren’t many Islamic free online parenting courses around. I’ve signed up to it although I think it’s already started (but I think you can catch up), so in sha Allah I’ll let you know my thoughts.
Netmums parenting course : when I searched for free online parenting courses a few years ago I stumbled across this one. I was so impressed that I went and bought the accompanying book entitled: the parenting puzzle. There is also a lovely book that goes with aforementioned book which shows how the concepts mentioned fit into the sunnah too.
Family lives : this site used to offer the Triple P parenting course which I attended. It was free and they do it across various venues; however, I don’t think they offer free online parenting courses – you have to pay.
Teen Triple P course : the home of the Triple P parenting courses, they offer standard courses for parenting teenagers too. What I like most is that there are even parenting courses for more serious behavioural problems with teenagers.
Relate : Relate is a well known organisation that offers relationship support. A fantastic feature of the website is the option to talk to a counsellor for free about issues relating to parenting teenagers.
CPE : this is an upcoming parenting course; you need to register in early June. In sha Allah it will be beneficial.
Mind-body-green : this last link is to an article which I thought was great and talks about how to stop worrying about what other people think of you. Especially good for us single mums who get judged all too often by others!!
If anyone has any other good links to websites regarding helping one’s self or free online parenting courses then please let me know in the comments section below.