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Understanding your pregnancy

pregnant woman

  • Provides you with facts about labour and birth
  • Build your confidence in becoming a parent
  • Developed by midwives and other psychologists

Understanding your pregnancy course -enter the access code BEAR when prompted

Understanding your baby

Mother holding two babies

  • Develop your relationship with your new baby
  • Helps to build your confidence as a new parent
  • Developed by health visitors and child psychologists

Understanding your baby course - enter the access code BEAR when prompted

Understanding your child

A group of children

  • Helps to build reassurance in parents
  • Helps to make sense of your child's development and behaviour
  • Recognises the importance of play in child development

Understanding your child course - enter the access code BEAR when prompted

Understanding your teenager's brain

Teenager sitting at a computer

  • What happens to the brain as children hit adolescence
  • Helps to understand the changes in behaviour
  • What you can do to help your teenager


Understanding your teenager's brain course - enter the access code BEAR when prompted

Understanding your child with additional needs

Child using building blocks

  • For parents and carers of children who may have a physical or learning disability or autistic traits
  • Lays the foundation for understanding your child
  • Considers topics, such as sleep and anger management, in more depth
  • Two levels which can be completed separately

Understanding your child with additional needs course - enter the access code BEAR when prompted

Free online parenting courses

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About the courses

This programme consists of five online courses that have been developed by NHS experts and parents using an evidence based approach to increase the confidence of parents-to-be, mums, dads, parents-to-be, grandparents and carers.

The five online courses are free for Warwickshire residents using the access code BEAR.

All of the courses can be completed flexibly, at your own pace. Each of the course modules takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Each course contains several modules.

There is a built-in voiceover feature available if you prefer to listen and your device supports audio.

These courses are designed to help build a strong relationship between you and your baby, infant or child.

Using the access code BEAR on registration will provide access to all five for a lifetime and it will never expire.

There’s also a selection of other online and face to face courses for parents, covering a wide range of topics.

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