ParENTrepreneurs Handbook for Parent Trainers

The innovative ParENTrepreneurs Project was developed to bring an acknowledgement of how entrepreneurial skills can contribute to parenting and enrich the lives and education of children as parents engage with them in play and informal education. The premise of the ParENTrepreneurs Handbook is that parents are knowledgeable, creative and resourceful and are best placed to conduct training with other parents.
The ParENTrepreneurs Handbook provides comprehensive information on how parents can employ their skills to become trainers. It includes guidance and information on how they can communicate to interested parents who might become involved in training as well as practical advice on attracting parents to take part in training. It also includes planning tips and techniques and guidance on conducting training monitoring any planned training.
The guide provides a practical roadmap for any parent wishing to provide training and could be used with large or small groups in formal and informal settings, whether with a parents’ group at nursery school or small friendship groups providing training for other parents in their network.
The ParENTrepreneurs Handbook offers all the information any parent might need to equip them with the skills to advise other parents and is an excellent resource designed by European partners involved in this project. The ParENTrepreneurs Handbook contains an introduction to the project, an outline of partners and their expertise, the project phases, detailed curriculum, an explanation of the aims of curriculum design and lists the modules with detailed content. Modules are as follows:
Module 1 – Parenting, Family Dynamics and an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Module 2 – Spotting Opportunities To Be Entrepreneurial
Module 3 – Being Entrepreneurial in Every Day Life to Foster Creativity
Module 4 – Yourself and Others
Module 5 – Fostering Creativity and Innovative Ideas
Module 6 – Practise Daily Problem Solving and Decision Making