Parenting Courses

As one of the oldest and most prominent parenting ministries in the world, the Growing Families International curriculums are both ground-breaking and life changing. Today, millions of families around the globe speak to the positive impact of GFI’s God-centered parenting message.

Andrea and Alastair de Wet are facilitators for the GFI curriculums in the Midrand/Centurion area in Gauteng, South Africa.

They offer the following courses:

Preparation for Parenting (0-6 months) R250 – 6 week course (2 hours once a week)

Foundations of Prep for parenting

Feeding philosophies

Babies and sleep

Facts on feeding

Monitoring your babies growth

Establishing your babies routine

Wake times and naps

When your baby cries
Preparation for the Toddler years (6-18 months) R250 – 5 week course (2 hours once a week)

Foundations of moral training

Mealtime activities

Highchair manners and behaviour

Wake time activities


Nap and sleep time activities

Child language development

Teaching your baby to sign

Potty training thoughts
Growing Kids Gods way (3 years – 8 years) R450 – 21 week course (3 hours once a week)

How to raise a moral child

Right beginnings

Touch points of love

The fathers mandate

Your child’s conscience

Character development

–          Respect for authority and parents

–          Respect for age

–          Respect for peers, property and nature

Principals of obedience

Discipline with encouragement

Discipline with correction

Consequences and punishment

Repentance, forgiveness and restoration

Discipline issues – part 1

Discipline issues – part 2

The appeal process

Building a healthy family

Rejection (optional extras)

Memorials (optional extras)
Reflections of Moral Innocence (8 years and up) R250 -8 week course (1 1/2 hours once a week)

This course covers the introduction of sexuality to your children in a way that preserves their moral innocence (allowing them to remain children for longer) but also in a way where you can impart the facts of life to your child in an informative and loving way.
Preparation for the teenage years (9 years and up)  R250  – 6 week course

Details to be confirmed

3 Responses to “Parenting Courses”

  1. Anne-Marie du Plessis January 3, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Is there anything like this in Cape Town?Specifically Northern Suburbs Durbanville. Would love to attend a course like this. My son is 22 months old.

    • Desiree Haakonsen for Baby Guardian January 4, 2013 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Anne-Marie

      There should be some churches in the area that would offer a similar course. I will do some research and get back to you!
      Thanks for asking. Please let us know if you find anything before we do.

    • Desiree Haakonsen for Baby Guardian January 4, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      Here is the contact information for the South African partner/branch of Growing Families International. They should have information about where you can do any number of the GFI courses that we have outlined on our blog.
      All the best!!

      Allan and Gabi Dixon
      PO Box 1250
      Link Hills, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
      South Africa 3652
      Phone: 27 (031) 7621739 or 27 (031) 7635241

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