• December 23, 2022

The Incredible Years® Basic Parenting Group Leaders Training 2023


The Incredible Years® Parenting Programme


What is The Incredible Years® Basic Parenting?

The Incredible Years® Series is a set of interlocking, comprehensive, and developmentally based programs targeting parents, teachers and children. The training programs that compose The Incredible Years® Series are guided by developmental theory on the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors in the development of conduct problems. The programs are designed to work jointly to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems in young children.




The Incredible Years® Basic Parenting (IYBP) Group Leaders Training


Toddler to School Age (2-12 years)14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 & 22 Aug 2023

Time: 9 am – 12.15 pm

Venue: Zoom Online


This 7-day workshop will cover in depth the group-based Preschool and School Age Basic Parenting Programme, which is designed to promote positive parenting strategies and assist parents in managing children’s behaviour problems, building school readiness skills and partnering with teachers and day care professionals so they can promote children’s emotion regulation and social skills.


Programme topics include:

  •  Helping toddlers feel loved and secure
  • Strengthening children’s social, emotion regulation and school readiness skills
  • Encouraging cooperative behaviour
  • Effective limit setting, rules & routines
  • Handling misbehaviour
  • Promoting positive behaviours
  • Reducing inappropriate behaviours
  • How to support child’s education


Goals of the Training

The programme trains social service professionals on how to coach parents in:

  • Promoting children’s social & emotional development
  • Child-directed play skills to promote positive relationships
  • Promoting toddler’s language with descriptive commenting
  • Establishing rules and predictable routines
  • Handling separations and reunions
  • Academic & persistence coaching to promote school readiness
  • Positive attention, praise & incentives to promote cooperative behaviour
  • Setting developmentally appropriate limits
  • Positive discipline and using distractions, redirections & ignoring to effectively handle misbehaviour
  • Teaching children time out
  • Helping children learn to calm down & self-regulate
  • Teaching children beginning problem solving steps through stories & games


About the Trainer

Kimberlee Shoecraft has been a social services practitioner for more than 14 years and a Certified Mentor and Trainer for The Incredible Years® since 2009. She has facilitated parent groups, parent and infant groups and children groups for many years with high-risk populations. Kimberlee also provides training programs for social service professionals both in America and internationally. Kimberlee has a B.S. in Sociology, Master’s in Social Work and a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma.


Who should attend

  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Family Life Education Trainers
  • Social Service Professionals
  • Psychoeducation Therapists


Course Fees


A ‘Certificate of Attendance’ from The Incredible Years® will be presented to participants after completion of the programme.



Registration closes 26 May 2023

For enquiries and to register, please reach out to Sarah at +65 8932 4808 or email training@morningstar.org.sg with subject title “IYBP Group Leaders


Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of completed registration form and full payment.

Space is limited. Register early!



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