Are you a parent with young kids at home, struggling to think of ways to connect with your child meaningfully? Do you desire to see your family grow stronger together? Do you want to feel more connected to your kids? Have you been avoiding hard conversations because you’re not quite sure how to go there? Well, we’ve got a solution for you – a simple, easy to follow DIY guide to build your very own family strengthening kit with items that you already have in your home.
You’ve likely read all the parenting books and understand the importance of quality time with your kids, you’re committed to connected and positive interactions with your kids and you want them to become happy, goal orientated and self-assured young people who know how to connect with their feelings. But perhaps you don’t always know how to make all this research and theory practical. Just how do you do this in a way that works for your family?
Even if you’re completely onboard with all the latest brain-based research about how to parent in ways that build relationship and connection, actually parenting this way isn’t as obvious as you may think!
“The biggest change in my family was that we started spending time with one another and actually started liking the time we spent together.”Grandmother caring for two grandchildren, aged 8 and 15.
Your DIY Guide to Building a Family Strengthening Kit and using it to see your family thrive!
This course is aimed for parents with children under the age of 10 and presented by South African social workers, a clinical psychologist and counsellors who live, eat and breathe to see families just like yours – thrive!
We've taken everything we've learned from over a decade of strengthening families and looked at how research has said family resilience should be built. Our highly skilled team then put together a practical, low cost, easy to use kit for the families we work with and now we want to share our kit with you.
Arise Family is an NGO based on the Cape Flats of South Africa. We believe that every child is created to be part of a thriving family. Our model incorporates strength-based and resilience building interventions, and we work with both children and parents or caregivers to counsel, strengthen, and equip families so that they can be a place where children feel safe, loved, and find a sense of belonging.
Arise has over 12 years experience in programme development and facilitation. We have won national awards for our programmes that are now being used internationally. The goal of our work has always been to see families, groups and individuals develop in a thriving environment in order to reach their full potential. We want to see this for your family too!
Sign up for this seven module course and walk away with an easy-to-use, fun toolbox of activities, built around 5 pillars that will see your family thrive. This online course will teach you how to put a Family Strengthening Kit together, and how to use each of the items in the kit to deepen relationships, nurture strengths, grow problem solving skills, improve communication, and foster a sense of belonging. All of these are key factors in the development of family resilience and connectedness.
Yes, you'll learn the strategies behind everything you do, but more importantly, you'll have a whole host of easy to implement ideas that you can use whenever you feel like it. Our workbook provides you with simple explanations of the activities and a detailed checklist of all the equipment you’ll use to put your kit together. This kit leaves nothing out and takes nothing for granted as you implement it.
The end result: a feeling of contentment as you enjoy parenting and building your relationship with your children.
Nowhere else will you get the practical suggestions on how to use everyday items to strengthen your relationships. And it’s highly customizable! We encourage you to take the skills you have learnt and adapt, add and expand on the activities to suit your family!
Feel more connected to your kids
See an increase in the quality of family time by using the activities
Develop a list of activities suited to your family that supports your kid’s social and emotional needs
Feel better equipped to have hard conversations with their kids
Identify changes in your family’s resilience
Family is the crucible of life. It is the starting point of all relationships and the course of our family life dictates many of our future paths. We need families that can weather the storms thrown at them and emerge capable as they adapt, engage, connect and learn to thrive in the midst of challenges. Strong and resilient families are needed to ensure that children grow up to reach their full potential.
And this is what it could look like for you. Quality time with your kids where you all are laughing, having fun and connecting. Feeling confident as you approach hard conversations and a growing appreciation for how your beloved child is able to open up and express what they are feeling. Knowing that even as you approach the hard bits of parenting like challenging behaviour or helping our kids to learn, you’re doing so with the skills and ability to put your relationship with your child first and continue to foster their sense of self.
All of this is possible, by using the simple, everyday, cost effective activities included in your own family strengthening kit.
MODULE 01 - What is the Family Strengthening Kit - what you will need to DIY a kit of your own.
MODULE 02 - Family Time - activities to build connection and relationship by spending time together.
MODULE 03 - Coping with Big Feelings - helping your kids to identify, name and regulate their feelings - and your own.
MODULE 04 - Encouraging Learning in the Home - supporting your kids at school and fostering a love of learning.
MODULE 05 - Having Hard Conversations - tips and activities to help you talk to your children about complex topics.
MODULE 06 - Managing Challenging Behaviour - ideas to help you focus on your relationship while encouraging the behaviour you want to see.
MODULE 07 - Next Steps - Some final suggestions to help you as you implement the family strengthening kits.
A PDF copy of our suggested parenting books to continue your learning.
Feelings Face Cards
A set of colourful feelings face cards that can be used in so many ways.
Calm Down Cards
A colourful PDF that provides simple and fun activities you and your child can do as you learn to relax and calm down.
Imagine what your world would be like if…
- Your relationship with each of your kids was hallmarked by respect and connection.
- The time you spent with your kids felt meaningful and fun.
- You felt equipped to deal with the challenges faced by your child.
- You knew how to help your child name and express their emotions safely.
- You knew you were building a family life that would help your child achieve all they could be, and be happy and self-assured in the process.
That’s what we aim to achieve with Stronger: Your DIY guide to building a family strengthening kit and using it to see your family thrive.
We’re so convinced that you will absolutely love our products, that we are willing to offer a 7 day risk-free money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the digital product or e-course for any reason you can get a refund within 7 days of making a purchase. We would ask that you kindly delete all copies of the downloads or digital products if you do request a refund. Requesting a refund will also mean you lose access to the course platform and any future updates to the material in the course of downloads. If you request a refund and any physical product was shipped to you as part of the course, you will be required to ship the items in their original packaging and unused back to Arise Family before your refund will be arranged. Any transaction fees associated with processing your credit card and the refund will be deducted from the amount of the course we refund to you.
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“The box reduced my feelings of guilt as a parent and also conflict in the home.”Mom of 3 children aged 9,13 and 16 years
The FULL STRONGER Programme - (at $397 value)
You'll get access to...
- 7 modules explaining:
- the principles the family strengthening kit is built on;
- how to spend family time,
- how to communicate about big feelings,
- how to encourage learning in the home,
- how to have hard conversations
- how to manage challenging behaviour
- and some next steps to help you on your way.
- Online course access to 20 videos explaining the details of the kit.
- A comprehensive workbook that summarizes all the main points.
- An easy to use checklist of all items needed.
- A booklist of recommended parenting books.
- A full colour set of feelings face cards (in PDF so you can print them as often as you need).
- A full colour PDF of relaxation cards for you and your child to try.
When you add it all up, that’s a total value of more than $397.
But you get all of this for the introductory price of $27.
What's the time investment for doing the course?
All 20 videos can be viewed in about 75 minutes total. Each module consists of 3 videos that last between 10-15 minutes, allowing you to watch in small time increments convenient to you.
What's the time investment for building the FSK?
Putting your kit together should not take much time at all once you have collected all the required materials. Collecting the materials should be fairly easy in a single shopping trip and by going through the arts and crafts supplies you already have at home. The entire kit should take less than 2 hours to assemble, including and shopping that needs to be done.
How much will it cost me to build a FSK if I don't have the items at home?
This kit has been designed to be low cost and easy to assemble. The exact cost will depend entirely on how many items you need to buy, where you buy them and possibly the country you live in. At our centre, we are able to put the kits together for R350 each.
How often should I use the FSK once I've built it?
The beauty of the Family Strengthening Kit is that there is no right or wrong way to use it! You can use it where ever and whenever you would like, as often as you like. Some families choose a set time about once a week to do a family activity together, others use it daily to have play time together and still others dip into the kit and the skills discussed as they need it in their family lives.
Can I do the course all in one go or is it best to invest some time each week?
You are welcome to do the course in the way it best suits you. Some people have found it helpful to watch everyone in one go before they put their kits together and others have worked at the course a little at a time, on a weekly basis. We will send you a weekly email prompt to help keep you on track and encourage you to keep working through the modules. You can also go back and redo modules more slowly as and when you need to.
So… in short…
Get STRONGER: Your DIY Guide to Building a Family Strengthening Kit today, for the once-off introductory price of $27.
Sign up for this 7 module course and walk away with an easy-to-use, fun toolbox of activities, built around 5 pillars that will see your family thrive. The programme consists of 20 short videos ('cause time is precious and hard to find as parents) explaining exactly what the kit is, how to put it together and how to use it.
And by consistently using the activities in the kit you will:
- Feel more connected to your kids.
- See an increase in the quality of family time by using the activities.
- Develop a list of activities suited to your family that supports your kid’s social and emotional needs.
- Feel better equipped to have hard conversations with your kids.
- Identify changes in your family’s resilience.