Classes for Parents & Children

Reykjavik City offers a wide range of evidence-based classes for parents and children. The courses teach effective strategies designed to improve feelings, behaviors and social skills and promote good communication within the family.

How do I apply for a class?

The classes are a part of the support program for children and their families. The first step in applying for the support program is to schedule a call from a counselor.

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Clever Little Kids

Classes for parents of children age 3–7 who exhibit symptoms of anxiety. During the classes, parents learn strategies to prevent and deal with their children’s anxiety symptoms.

Clever Kids

Classes for children age 8–12 who exhibit symptoms of anxiety. During the classes, children learn strategies to prevent and deal with anxiety symptoms. Parents also attend the classes.

Parent-Based CBT

Classes for parents of children age 5–12 who exhibit symptoms of anxiety. During the classes, parents learn strategies to help their child cope with the anxiety. A group resource will be available in 2022.

PEERS

Classes for children age 11–15 who have impaired social skills. During the classes, the young people learn strategies to improve their social skills and deal with communication in different situations. Parents also attend the classes. PEERS is currently a development project.

PMTO

Parenting classes and group and individual treatment for parents of children aged 4–12 with behavioral problems. The decision on individual or group treatment depends on the extent of the problem. Parents learn supportive parenting practices to improve their children’s adaptation, behavior and well-being and to prevent the further development of problems.

SPARE

Parenting classes for Arabic-speaking parents who are refugees. The class is based on PMTO as well as parents learning ways to cope with emotions or traumas so that the adaptation, behavior and feelings of the children and the family can be improved. SPARE is a pilot project in cooperation with the University of Iceland.