First Letters Course
First Letters Course: 6 General Sessions + 5 Small Group Discussions
For married couples with children aged 4-7 yrs (or soon to be).
Children in the range of 4-7 years old start to develop their personality and reach the age of reason at 7. This stage requires the parents’ individual attention on each child so as to know the child better, develop a well formed mind, a resolute will, good operative habits called virtues thereby enhancing child’s character, personality and temperament.
The course will provide parents with practical knowledge and skills for enjoying this stage of parenting while raising a happy family. Working through each case provides concrete experience and develops practical skills that can be applied to issues at home, work, anywhere, in every situation.
First Letters is developed by professionals at IFFD, International Federation for Family Development, (www.iffd.org) that uses the Harvard case study method to explore parenting issues. It is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to parents, who are the first educators of their children.
The course fee includes course materials, refreshments & free parking.
This course is comprised of the following sessions:
- Introduction to the Program/Parenting for Character
- Work Life Balance / Communication in Marriage
- The Family Environment
- Authority & Discipline
- Sex Education
- Play, Free Time and Technology
Small Group Discussions (5 sessions):
There are also small group meetings held in private homes prior to the General Sessions with the exception of the first general session. The meetings dates will be determined by hosting team lead couples and you will be notified of the dates after the first General Session. The small group meeting will take about 1 hour or less.
For more information about IFFD courses in Canada visit: www.familydevelopment.ca
For more information about IFFD visit: www.iffd.org
Harvard video on “Inside the Case Method”: www.hbs.edu/teaching/