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Vita Nova Parenting Course

Vita Nova is super excited to present the Vita Nova Parenting Course!

Only 8 couples will be accepted per course to ensure a dedicated and personal touch for each individual couple. Bookings are therefore essential, and we will only reserve seats on receipt of the non-refundable deposit of R1000 per couple. 

Cost per couple: R3800. The remaining R2800 is payable in two instalments of R1400 each. The deposit is payable when reserving your seats. Instalment 1 is due 24 hours after session 1 and the last payment is due 48 hours before session 8 starts. Alternatively, you are welcome to make a once off payment of R3650 and we will give you R150 discount.

Light refreshments will be served, and all course material will be supplied. 

The course runs for 8 weeks; every Thursday from 19h00 – 21h00 and will be presented by Anri van den Berg and Heske Sangster. Our next course starts on the 2nd of August so hurry up and secure your seats!

Bookings essential, to book your seats, please send an email to

Session 1

Welcome, introduction and overview:

  • Our own childhoods - Taking a quick look at our own parents and how they parented

Parenting vision

  • What would we as parents like to achieve by attending the course?
  • What kind of adults would we like to raise together? 

Developmental theories

  • What can I expect from my child at different ages?

Session 2

Different Parenting styles:

  • Understanding the different parenting styles
  • Identifying our own parenting styles
  • Understanding the unique dynamic of our parenting styles and the influence thereof in our family

Session 3


  • What is attachment?
  • How does attachment influence my relationship with my child?
  • Why is attachment so important?
  • How can I better my attachment with my child?

Session 4

Emotional tanks:

  • What is an emotional tank?
  • What are my child’s emotional needs?
  • What is my child’s love language?
  • How does my child’s emotional tank influence him/her?

Session 5 & 6

Positive Discipline:

  • Defining discipline
  • Building blocks of positive discipline
  • How does my parenting style influence my discipline?
  • Temper tantrums and power struggles

Session 7

My child, sex and the world we are living in – keeping our children safe:

  • Our role as parents
  • Having the talk – when, where, how
  • Normal vs abnormal sexual behaviour

Session 8

In closing:

  • Wrapping up
  • Recapping
  • Q&A session


 Jul 2 August - 20 September Thursday evenings from 19h00 to 21h00
 Oct 18 October - 22 November Thursday evenings from 19h00 to 21h00
R3800 per couple or R2000 per person
R1000 deposit to reserve your seat

Balance can be paid in two instalments if necessary.

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