A course for parents of any child with an additional need for support if:

  • You are struggling to understand or manage your child’s behaviour , or

  • Your child has developmental challenges, or

  • Your child becomes overwhelmed by their emotions, or 

  • You’re feeling isolated because of your child’s needs, or

  • Traditional parenting methods are just not working well for your family,

 Then, this course is for you. 

Absolutely no official ‘diagnosis’ is necessary, you don’t even have to know what might be causing your child to need extra help.

You need a willingness to explore ideas and find out what works for you and your family. The course offers practical, jargon-free advice and practical steps to engage and build relationships with your children with additional needs. The course is also a great opportunity to build relationships with other parents.  

 There are seven sessions, including:

1. Parenting Children with Additional Needs

2. Self-Esteem

3. Coping with Your Feelings

4. Understanding Behaviour

5. Managing Behaviour

6. Home and School Issues

7. The Wider Family

Time out for Parents: Children with Additional Needs is run by our training team, led by Gill Parkinson, a licensed facilitator for Care for the Family.


The course runs at various points throughout the year although not in school holidays. Click here to view any upcoming parenting Courses. 

Please note, there will be no course on Monday 27th May due to half term. Course will resume the following week.


Our course is held at 52 Westgate street, GL1 2NF  in central Gloucester.


£35 for the course 


We have limited availability for our courses. If you would like to attend but the course is sold out or you are having any issues with booking please contact Karen at [email protected] or call 01452 307201 Ext 077

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