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Incredible Years

A parenting course to promote positive attachment between parents/carers and their toddler

What is Incredible Years?

Incredible Years (Toddler Basic) promotes positive attachment between parents/carers and their toddlers so that children feel loved, safe and secure. Participants learn optimal ways to enhance their child’s emotions, how to help their toddlers handle separations and emotional regulation issues by using predictable routines.

Sessions cover:

Part 1 – Child-directed play promotes positive relationships
Part 2 – Promoting toddler’s language with child-directed coaching
Part 3 – Social and emotion coaching
Part 4 – The art of praise and encouragement
Part 5 – Spontaneous incentives for toddlers
Part 6 – Handling separations and reunions
Part 7 – Positive discipline-effective limit setting
Part 8 – Positive discipline-handling misbehaviour

Incredible Years (Toddler Basic) can also be used to teach effective child management skills for many different types of participants that have more specific and targeted needs. It can support parents who would like to become more confident with their parenting skills with a view to developing safer and stronger relationships with their child.

What difference does Incredible Years make?

Many parents/carers report that:

  • They understand and feel confident in using positive parenting strategies
  • There is an improvement in their child’s behaviour
  • There is improvement in quality parent/child interactions at age 2

Participants also benefit from the group format and find that they learn a lot from their peers.

Who is eligible for Incredible Years?

Parents and carers of children aged 1-3 living in the Better Start Bradford area.

My family have noticed that my daughter is much calmer, her speech has improved, she listens more and is more sociable. I think that is because I talk more with her and we spend more quality time together.

This programme has changed my life! It really has. I am so glad I have done it. Every session we learnt so much from each other.

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This project is delivered by Barnardos

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