NEW! Antenatal Online Course:

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

This 9-module course is for mothers, fathers, partners, other family members and those who will be present at the birth of the baby.

Go to to find out more, where you can also create your own 'virtual memory box' for free!


Online parenting course for parents

Our engaging online parenting course will help you to be the best dad, mum or carer that you can be whatever the age of your child!

The course includes finding out about your child's brain development and how it affects behaviour. It helps you understand more about why your child behaves a certain way when they are angry, having a temper tantrum or trouble sleeping. You will also learn the importance of playing for your child's development.

The sessions include:

  • interactive activities
  • quizzes
  • video clips
  • practical handouts
  • other parents' views
  • ideas to try with your children
  • summaries 


Consisting of 11 sessions, each taking about 20 minutes, the course can be done at a time and place that suits you and fits into your family life.

The sessions:

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling 
  • Tuning into what your child needs
  • Responding to how your child is feeling
  • Different styles of parenting
  • Having fun together
  • The rhythm of interaction
  • Why is sleep important?
  • Self-regulation and anger
  • Communication and tuning in
  • Looking back and looking forwards


You will be able to write down your comments and thoughts in a notebook, which you can download as well as information sheets which you can keep to refer back to. You can also revisit the course at any time.

These are some example pages from the course. If you click on them you will be able to see bigger versions:


How do I access the online course?

For parents or carers

To buy your own copy for £39 click here.

For organisations or agencies

If you would like to purchase multiple copies of the Solihull Approach online course for parents and carers, send an email with your details to the Solihull Approach office on: They will then arrange to invoice you and enable access. Discounts for multiple purchases may be available.

Using the online course: Understanding your child's behaviour

Accessing the course on your computer:

  • We recommend that you use a PC or Mac desktop or laptop computer to access the course.
  • You can use it on an iPad 2 or later device but some of the features may be slightly different, and you will need to print off the Notebook rather than use it electronically.
  • If you are accessing the course on an iPad use the Safari browser.
  • Smartphones and Android devices: we cannot guarantee that the resource will be supported on all Android devices. We discourage users from viewing the resource on smartphones, as some features will not work correctly and the experience will not be as good as it should be.


  Have questions about the online course?

  Check our Frequently Asked Questions for help first

  If you are having problems launching the sessions try these   trouble shooting tips first.

If you have any questions or queries contact the Solihull Approach office on 0121 296 4448.

The Solihull Approach online course for parents and face-to-face 'Understanding your child's behaviour' course were the first to receive the Department for Education CANparent Quality Mark for parenting courses.

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I liked finding out some of the reasons why children behave as they do

It's given me real strategies to try

Being able to follow different families with different aged children is helpful

I found the recapping and the quizzes very helpful and enjoyable