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Free parenting programmes and resources

The Family Support Service's parenting programmes will help you develop new and existing parenting skills, offer advice and build your confidence as parents of children from toddlers to teens.

Resources for parents

All parents want the best for their children, but there are times when you may need extra help and guidance. Family Links resources for parents provide:

  • step-by-step guidance
  • tips and resources
  • practice sheets
  • YouTube videos

Parenting programmes

Buckinghamshire’s Family Support Service run a variety of parenting programmes for a range of ages. From toddlers to teens they can give you advice, support and confidence to meet your child’s needs and reduce anxiety, stress and arguments at home.

Our programmes are:

  • Little Talkers (for parents of 18 months to 3-year-olds)
  • The Nurturing Programme (for parents of 3 to 11s)
  • Talking Teens (for parents of 11 to 18s)
  • Keeping your child in mind (all ages)

They're all free and some are tailored to cover special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), cultural considerations, and family circumstances.

When you book onto one of the above programmes, we will be in touch to provide details and the precise location of the course within your locality.

We also run drop-in sessions for parents and their children. These sessions are a great way to meet others and have a chat with our friendly team.

If you’re interested in a parenting programme but anxious about registering, come along to a drop-in and we’ll talk you through them.

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Groups and other programmes

Local groups

Search for other parenting support and courses

Local schools, churches, teachers and groups also run parenting support programmes in Buckinghamshire. You'll also find online courses by the likes of Netmums and Buckinghamshire Family Learning (part of Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.)

Online parenting courses

Online parenting courses from Triple P, Netmums and Family Lives. Many are free and some a chargeable.