SHINE Family Learning

Find out more about each of our programmes

Quote, 'Affirming words from mums and dads are like light switches. 

Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities'.  

HENRY Parenting Programme

Henry Healthy Families is an eight-week course that focuses on the ‘best start’ possible for babies and young children. The Henry approach includes the whole family looking at nutrition, activity, family lifestyles and confident parenting. Over the eight weeks we reflect on family goals, what we eat, time for ourselves, styles of parenting, limits and guidelines, guidance and praise, family reward systems, giving children choices, being active, behaviour, feelings and needs, soothing stress and creating calm. 

HENRY family support works – 97% of families who join a HENRY family programme are leading a healthier lifestyle by the programme's end. Independent academic evaluation has shown that families make long term lifestyle changes, and parents themselves often describe our support as ‘life-changing’. One mum said “We have become closer. We listen and interact more and sit together at mealtimes." Find out more by clicking the button below to visit the HENRY website 

HENRY website

Family Links Nurturing Programme

The Family Links nurturing programme is a ten-week course that focuses on emotional health and well-being and positive behaviour management strategies for parents and children. The programme is focused on relationships between parents and their children; the need for a balance between clear boundaries and expectations; parental warmth, interest and responsiveness. Parents benefit from a partnership approach of the programme, empowering them to make changes to their own lives and those of their children. Over the ten weeks we think about self-awareness, empathy, stages of development and positive discipline. This is done through topics such as praise and criticism, positive disciple, time to calm down, parenting styles, family rules, rewards and penalties, influences on behaviour, personal power, choices and consequences, feelings and what to do with them, communicating clearly, kinds of touch, keeping children safe, keeping safe in the digital world, nurturing ourselves, behaviour to ignore and problem solving.

Our emotional health is made up of our ability to look after ourselves, to manage ourselves in times of challenge and to sustain healthy relationships. This ability lays the foundation for adults and children to thrive at home, at school and at work. Family Links is dedicated to empowering families to be emotionally healthy.

Family Links website

Parenting for Faith

The goal of the course is to help parents and carers discover that they are perfectly positioned to show their children the reality of a life with God and to empower them to have their own vibrant two-way relationship with him.

The course is video and discussion based and runs for 8 weeks.

'This is an amazing course. I have a better understanding of how I can help my children in their walk with God and feel empowered and equipped to do it. My kids are asking more questions about God.'

Parenting for Faith website

What our learners are saying...

Thank you for a supportive space where we can discuss different topics without judgement. Fantastic leaders! Great ideas shared by leaders and participants. Love the discussions!

Quote from participant 2019