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Run The Parenting Children Course 

The Parenting Children Course is for parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers of children aged 0-10 years. The course is for every type of parenting situation including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.

3 simple steps

How to run The Parenting Children Course

Step 1

Plan it

This is as easy as speaking to your church or organisation about where and when your course could be hosted, then simply signing up online using Course Builder to run The Parenting Children Course in person or remotely.

Step 2

Prepare for it

Enjoy the user-friendly training resources that will be provided to you and familiarise yourself with The Parenting Children Course videos and materials to help you feel completely confident running the course.

Step 3

Invite guests

Invite parents and caregivers to attend. Each session begins with something to eat and drink, giving everyone space to relax and chat to other parents or carers followed by a practical talk and a time for discussion in groups.

What is Course Builder?

In order to run a course, you will simply create an account on Course Builder. You will then have access to all materials, training and resources related to running your course, including the option to download the latest series. 

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Meet the couples

In our decades of working with couples around the world, we have seen over and over again the lasting impact of taking the time to invest in your marriage and your family. Our passion is to help couples work on their relationship and deepen their connection, because strong marriages enable families and communities to thrive.

Nicky and Sila Lee
Authors of The Marriage Book

Pippa and I cannot recommend The Marriage Course too highly. Whether you are a couple considering marriage or have been married for many years, this is the course for you. Nicky and Sila Lee, who founded the course, are wonderful role models whose marriage we have admired for our many decades of friendship. The course provides a wonderful foundation for any couple wishing to build a strong and long-lasting relationship.

Nicky Gumbel
Pioneer of Alpha and Chairman of the Alpha International Board 
Who’s it for?

Over five sessions, the course will help parents and carers to

Build strong foundations
Meet their children's needs
Set clear boundaries
Teach healthy relationships
Consider their long-term aim


How many sessions are there in The Parenting Children Course?

The Parenting Children Course consists of five consecutive sessions and is designed with the intention that guests attend one session per week.

Over five sessions, the course will help you to:

  • Build strong foundations
  • Meet your children’s needs
  • Set clear boundaries
  • Teach healthy relationships
  • Consider your long-term aim

How do I get started with running a course?

To get started...

1. Go to the bottom menu, click on Run The Parenting Children Course  

2. Click on Run a course

3. Choose your Region and your Country

4. You are now on your country's page where you will now need to click Register your course

5. Register your details on the Course Builder

6. Once you've registered your course you'll find all you need to run your course, including the course episodes and training materials.

We would like to run parts of your course, can we do this?

Running sections of the course means guests don’t get the full experience or the full benefit. The course is written in a way that the different sections build upon each other and don’t work as effectively when done independently. We would recommend you run the courses in full rather than just use sections.

What’s Course Builder?

Course Builder is the section of our website where you, as a host, can register your course and access training and promotional resources. You can get to Course Builder by going to top menu, choosing a course and clicking on Find out about running.

There is no way obtain theses resources without first registering your course on Course Builder. Once the course is registered you will have access to promotional materials, training resources and the option to download the latest series. We will be uploading new training resources and course materials to Course Builder over time so we encourage you to please keep revisiting the platform.

Trusted by over 1,500,000 couples worldwide

The Marriage Course and The Pre-Marriage Course have been successfully run in over 117 countries worldwide since they were created by Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book.