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Smart Parent

In our lives, we often copy the people who have played an important role in our childhood.
Going to bed at night and getting up in the morning, we are first and foremost family members to those close to us – a spouse or partner, a mother or father, or an aunt or uncle. Working from nine to five on business days, we are in the role of a colleague, boss, business partner, etc. However, these are not two separate lives, but the two bowls of the same scales, which are difficult to balance.

The SEB Charity Fund and the Mentor programme started organising the Smart Parent training series for adults in November 2010. The training focuses on the important aspects of human relationships and raising children.

The training introduces new viewpoints and new options for resolving problems, encourages people to think and find their own way, and includes discussions of how to develop good relationships. Several subjects are discussed – what did today’s parents get praised for in their childhood and what do they praise their loved ones for today; which values were held dear in people’s childhood homes and whether they are aware which traits of their parents are they copying when raising their children; how many decisions did ten-year-olds make 30 years ago and how many decisions do ten-year-olds have to make today.

The subjects discussed in training are interesting for those who are parents today as well as those who plan to step into this role soon. It is interesting and educating to think about these subjects and learn new skills, even if you’re just interested in better relationships inside and around you, with your colleagues and your loved ones. Expressing your desires, feelings, thoughts and opinions clearly is an important part of human relationships that work well – it is a chance to learn more about yourself, your needs and social skills.

The following subjects are discussed at five training sessions:

  • New ways of coping – a chance to look at your past behaviour through fresh eyes and in light of new principles.
  • The role of a parent and the importance of parents in the development of children. How to raise children, increase your commitment and understand the value of acknowledging each other and being respectful to each other in families.
  • Society and how it changes from the viewpoint of families (incl. the demands set for parents and children in today’s world).
  • The skills children need for development and the main needs of children. We talk about the lives of children and what understanding means from a child’s point of view.
  • Opportunities for successful communication that help us improve our children’s ability to cope with problems themselves. We discuss tolerance and acceptance of differences and see how the skill to cooperate with others is born.
  • Communication models and use of different approaches in solving problems – how to cope with disagreements in families.
  • Communication without violence, i.e. successful communication, which is based on honesty and the courage to show ourselves the way we are. When people think children want to test us and push the limits we have set, it is important not to regard this as being stroppy, but as the first step in the direction of becoming an independent personality.
  • Self-respect and how parents influence their child’s view of themselves.
  • The attitudes and trends that prevail among young people. People can share their thoughts about alcohol, tobacco and drug use among young people and learn to notice the first signs of risky behaviour (which may lead to alcohol and drug abuse) in time so they can act immediately.

The trainers are adult in-service training specialists, psychologists and psychotherapists Pille Isat and Tuuli Vellama. The training is not a boring lecture, but conducted in a nice atmosphere where the participants can chat and solve exercises that offer new approaches. There can be up to 16 people in the group.

Send an e-mail to if you would like more information about the Smart Parent training.

The Smart Parent training for SEB’s employees is sponsored by SEB Estonia.

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