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!

Now available as well!

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.

How do I access the online course?

For parents or carers

To buy your own copy for £39 click here. It will take you to where you can register as a user for free and then go ahead and buy permanent access to the Parenting Course using your credit or debit card.

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

The course has been optimised for use on updated browsers, and on most devices. 



  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