Marianne Theuma's School of Parenting
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Skills for life. 

(Please note that as from September 2015, courses are no longer held at our school in Marsascala. It may be possible that we start organising courses somewhere else. Please be in touch for more information.)

Learning skills for life has nothing to do with obtaining certificates in Maths, Languages or any other subject as taught within the education system.  Life skills are more oriented towards living a fulfilling life with our own self, our nearest and dearest within the family, our circle of friends or at our workplace.  When it comes to family living, the basics of good Parenting are directly related to life skills. These are usually acquired within one’s own family by the age of 5 years.  If not addressed at the right time and in the right way, mistakes may make an indelible mark on a child’s character which may then be carried through life. While most families usually try their best, the messages acquired ‘accidentally’ within one’s family at such an impressionable tender age, may not be the optimum to be used through adulthood.

A reliable source is necessary for the teaching of life skills which are considered fit for today’s ever-demanding society. Parents are usually held responsible, but where do they get their training? Parents themselves need to be equipped with the right knowledge. When the proper skills are mastered, parents stay in control of situations, even difficult ones, which are bound to arise one day or other within a family. When parents are confident, they make the best teachers and their children will be the winners in the long run.

To the left is a list of related courses. There is a wide spectrum of subjects. Parenting is addressed from different aspects. Each course is a valuable source of information which when put together begins to fill up important parts of the great jigsaw puzzle called PARENTING.

Courses are booked in advance ideally against full payment as this helps with the management. See prices below. Some courses are held regularly and have a fixed date and time. Others are held as per demand. This way the school’s limited premises are made use of in the best possible way. Have a look at the programme in our newsletter which is issued at the start of each scholastic term, that is, October, January and April and then updated accordingly. You may register below to start receiving our newsletter directly or by joining us on facebook.

Kindly book courses either by phoning 21634422 or by e-mailing:

It is taken for granted that BOTH parents attend a course. To encourage this, the school usually charges the same price if one or two parents from the same family attend. A parent’s place may not be replaced by another person. (This is only wavered in special circumstances for pregnancy classes) If grandparents or friends or babysitters wish to attend a course, they are most welcome and are charged accordingly. Basic prices are as follows, unless otherwise stated:

Pregnancy crash course in 3 sessions  –  in small groups 35 euro per lesson per couple. Each lesson is 2 hours long. Arrangements may be made for individual classes.

Parenting courses



Below are the upcoming events/classes.

November 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
October 30, 2017 October 31, 2017 November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4, 2017 November 5, 2017
November 6, 2017 November 7, 2017 November 8, 2017 November 9, 2017 November 10, 2017 November 11, 2017 November 12, 2017
November 13, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 15, 2017 November 16, 2017 November 17, 2017 November 18, 2017 November 19, 2017
November 20, 2017 November 21, 2017 November 22, 2017 November 23, 2017 November 24, 2017 November 25, 2017 November 26, 2017
November 27, 2017 November 28, 2017 November 29, 2017 November 30, 2017 December 1, 2017 December 2, 2017 December 3, 2017

more events


Please find a list of services we offer below:

» Doula Service
» Breastfeeding
» Home Visits
» Parent Club
» Let's Talk
» Counselling

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