Frequently Asked Questions

There are many ways to help yourself in everyday life to reduce your stress. It could be something as simple as making lists to become more organised, taking time out for yourself to reduce stress levels, counting to 10 when getting angry, socialising when feeling lonely or when you have a desperate need to vent, and so forth.

But we also know how easy it is to become ‘stuck’ in a negative routine, and how difficult it can feel to address those unknown challenges. Those unfamiliar situations can feel like they ‘attack’ you daily in particular as your child continues to grow and experience their own stress and worries.

Are you ready and prepared to make a choice that will change your life? Remember, change can be a good thing but initially you may view it as a daunting process. After all, it is easy to live with routines which are familiar to you, even if they are stressful and unpleasant. But to have a different outcome, the outcome you are aspiring to achieve, you must recognise the importance of making a choice to facilitate a positive change in both your own life but also in your child’s life.

If you are willing to set some realistic goals for yourself and want to discover how to handle the emotional side of parenting, come onboard. Did we hear a big yes? Great, it’s time to take that step, we are here to support you!

It is a fact of life, and this happens to all parents, that it often seems as if it is nearly impossible to get your child to listen. The good news is that we will coach you through such barriers….and many more! By taking part in the Boost Young Minds course, you will discover how to open up the communication channels by asking the right questions.

Remember, if a young person feels like they have been forced into taking part, and they are not a willing participant, they will rebel and refuse to listen to any advice you may be offering. Again, we will teach you techniques on how to turn your child around by having a co-operative attitude and a willingness to develop their own coping mechanisms.

The shortest reply to this would be YES.

We believe it is crucial for any parent to discover the powerful skill of asking their child the right questions. Equally, we encourage parents to inspire their children to use positive self-help tools on a daily basis as this is the number one way of ensuring they develop healthy thinking patterns and self-esteem.

Self-help is an area that should never be neglected, and therefore, it forms a large part of our Boost Young Minds course. In the course layout and exercises, we give equal attention to you as a parent as you need to fend for yourself first. This will naturally lead onto a state where you are able to focus your energy on supporting your child emotionally. Together, as a family, you can practise and learn how to use the recommended tools.

You need no advanced computer skills for this type of online course, you simply need access to a computer, tablet or, if preferred, a phone. Our courses contain easy to follow activities, exercises and work sheets which are accompanied by explanatory audios or videos.  

In short, our courses are delivered via an online platform which allows you to access the material any time of the day. Once you have signed up for one of our courses, you will be provided with your private login details. This will give you access to our Member’s Platform, where you are guided through the course, step by step.

Your course consists of a structured layout with a range of modules and sessions. The course provides you with a safe place where you can discover all the required tools. You may even wish to invite your child to view some of the content and you can work on material together. Sometimes, this helps your child deal with a particular situation that they may be facing. By equipping everyone in your family, not only is the outcome strengthened, but you are able to develop a stronger bond.

As the course is delivered online, access is available from anywhere in the world, and you are encouraged to go back and remind yourself of a particular tool if needed. You have access to your online course for the stipulated time. However, most of the material is downloadable should you wish to keep some of the activities for longer or work without an internet connection.

These are our recommendations to take part in most of our courses. You will need:

  • initially you will need internet to access your online course. Please note that videos, audios, PDFs and more may be downloaded for remote access.
  • access to a computer, tablet or other mobile device, these are needed to enter your membership platform. 
  • access to a printer, only if you wish to print and complete the worksheets by hand. You will be shown how to complete worksheets in PDF mode if this is your preferred method.
  • you may benefit from a pair of headphones though this is not compulsory.
  • there may a few extra purchases related to the activities such as obtaining colouring pens and similar related commodities. We do not list specific items publicly as these requirements may change from time to time. You will always be advised inside your private membership platform of any suggestions for supporting material. We always aim to keep such suggestions at a low value, and many activities can be undertaken using household items or similar.

When signing up for one of our courses, we require some personal information in order to set you up with login details to the specific course. Any such data and personal details are kept confidential and secure, and will never be shared with third parties. Please read our Privacy Policy for full details.

Some steps you can take yourself
When using any online programme, it is equally important you take some steps to keep your own details private. We suggest you consider these tips when using our online courses:

  • Keep links and login details private, never share with friends or family.
  • Avoid accessing your online course in public places, and never on a shared computer.
  • Make sure you log out, and close down your browser when you have finished an online session.
  • Avoid opening correspondence from Support 4 Kids in public areas where someone can read over your shoulder.

The length of a course depends on which course and membership level you pick. As an example, a Whizzy Vidz course consists of 5 modules with each of those containing a diverse number of sessions within each module. A session (sometimes referred to as a lesson) within a course can vary from 5 minutes to about 20 minutes depending on the topic covered.

All sessions are broken down into achievable activities and exercises, and you are taken through each activity by following an easy to follow sequence. We recommend that each activity is carried out, without skipping ahead.

The benefit of an online course is that you can re-visit any of the activities again and again, ensuring the material is fully absorbed before moving onto the next exercise in the course. We recommend staying at least one week on each module though naturally the content may do not take a week to complete. This recommendation is for the purpose of repetition and the need to practise the recommended tools.