Survival Guide for Parents


Our Survival Guide for Parents seeks to support parents and carers with common family issues including communication skills, supporting self-esteem, increasing motivation, and understanding the basis of anger, anxiety, and depression.

Open to anyone 18 or over who lives in Dorset (including 16 to 18-year-old parents).


Hybrid Sessions (in Class & via Zoom). Classes take place at the EDAS Adapt Learning Centre, 54a Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN.

All sessions run from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on Wednesday evenings and can be joined face-to-face or online via Zoom.

Upcoming Dates

How to Speak so they Listen and Listen, so they Speak

30th Mar 2022

13th Jul 2022

How to Communicate with Teenagers

6th Apr 2022

20th Jul 2022

Raising Self Esteem

20th Apr 2022

31st Aug 2022

Family meetings

27th Apr 2022

7th Sep 2022

Understanding Anxiety & Depression part One

4th May 2022

14th Sep 2022

Support with Anxiety & Depression part Two

18th May 2022

21st Sep 2022

How to Speak so they Listen and Listen, so they Speak

25th May 2022

5th Oct 2022

Understanding Anger Part One

1st Jun 2022

12th Oct 2022

Understanding Anger Part Two

8th Jun 2022

19th Oct 2022

Introduction to Autism Part One

15th Jun 2022

26th Oct 2022

Introduction to Autism Part Two

22nd Jun 2022

2nd Nov 2022

Introduction to ADHD

29th Jun 2022

9th Nov 2022

Addictive Behaviour Awareness

6th Jul 2022

16th Nov 2022


£20 per person per session

£10 for low-income families (50% concession)

Payment by bank transfer, by telephone calling 01202 743279, by cash at the Adapt Training office, or by PayPal to EDAS Adapt.

Booking your place

To book a place please contact 01202 743279 or email  

Apply Online or Download and Fill Booking Form 

FREE Online Mini-Course

Talking to Teens

This free online mini-course is part of our Survival Guide for Parents and aims to help parents have a more positive interaction with their teenagers by showing them how to improve their listening skills.
Click here to take the course for free!
For more information

Please contact our Training department:

Telephone: 01202 743279 | Email: 

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