FIRST LETTERS COURSE
is a course 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.
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.
WHAT IS THE LEARNING METHOD?
This course uses the case study method with the following steps for each case:
1. Individually each spouse reads the case study.
2. Spouses discuss the case study together.
3. Couples meet in a small group team to discuss the case study.
4. All course participants meet in moderated general sessions to discuss the case study.
For each step of the process the focus is on the the following:
WHO should take the course?
For married couples with children aged 4-7 yrs (or soon to be).
WHAT is the benefit of taking the course?
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.
$180 per couple (includes course materials, refreshments & free parking)
GENERAL SESSION DATES - Fridays, 7:30-9:30 pm
** Please note the first session is on a Saturday (7:30pm-9:30pm). All other sessions are on Fridays.
1) Nov 26 - Introduction to the Program/Parenting for Character
2) Jan 13 - Work Life Balance / Communication in Marriage
3) Feb 3 - The Family Environment
4) Mar 3 - Authority & Discipline
5) Apr 28 - Sex Education
6) June 2 - Play, Free Time and Technology
SMALL GROUP SESSION DATES:
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 QUESTIONS OR TO PAY BY CHEQUE CONTACT:
For more information about IFFD courses in Canada visit: www.familydevelopment.ca
For more information about IFFD visit: www.iffd.org
For more information about PIFE visit: www.pife.ca
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PIFE Pacific Institute of Family Education
The PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF FAMILY EDUCATION is a non-profit organization whose aim is to support parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing education and information on the upbringing of children, through lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and resource materials. For more information please visit our website at www.pife.ca.