Parents by Choice

Assist our "adults in the making"
Parents by choice. Main features of the initiative.

Parents by Choice is a training course that the FIVE Foundation has created for parents with the aim of assisting them in fully realising their role so the family can be a place for exchanging values and individual expression, for ethical and mindful human relationships based on attentively listening to the emotions, to the internal dimension of the child, to their discomfort but, above all, their potential, where fathers and mothers can guide children to fully realising their potential, allowing them to become the accomplished adults of tomorrow.

Being a parent is indeed a “craft“, both wonderful and challenging: every child is unique and every mother and father finds themselves having to create their relationship with the child, day by day, dealing with doubts and new situations.

The FIVE Foundation supports parents on this journey through the reflection, observation, in-depth analysis and discussion needed to understand the different developmental stages of a child, the difficulties in the phases at each age and the dynamics that develop in the family space; but mostly it offers them practical tools, taken from the ERH Model, aimed at improving the quality of the relationship, at strengthening their self-esteem, at improving the ability to listen to and recognise the needs of their children, accept their difficulties and contain and manage conflicts.

Within this context, “parenting” means putting yourself to the test as individual conveyors of values able to assist the child on their journey, and bring out in the child the resources to guarantee his or her independence and a full life: a secure base and a starting point from which these adults in the making can discover the world.

To assist parents in:

  • consciously integrating and realising their role;
  • strengthening confidence in their abilities and awareness of their role;
  • improving understanding of the stages of growing up;
  • learning to recognise and develop their children’s potential;
  • developing empathetic listening skills, the recognition and processing of emotions, and the ability to establish deep and dynamic relationships.