Parental skills development

Raising children is a meaningful and rewarding thing to do, but it is also often a difficult challenge. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! No one is born a good parent: they learn how to be one. Parenting training helps you develop a good relationship with your child, set boundaries, cope with difficult situations and develop other parenting skills.


‘Incredible Years’ parenting programme

Incredible Years’ is a four-month programme for parents of children aged 2-8 who need support and want to learn how to better raise their children. The training is organised by the National Institute for Health Development in cooperation with local governments. Residents of Tallinn can register for the training by e-mailing

Development of parental skills, including counselling of pregnant teenagers and teenage parents (MTÜ Caritas Eesti)

Counselling is provided to pregnant teenagers and teenage parents. If necessary, the child’s other parent and the young parent’s own parents are involved. The service is provided via the social welfare department of the city district government.

Parental skills development and family counselling (Family Centre of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church)

Developing parenting skills in the form of a conversation, supporting the parent-child relationship, supporting children’s positive self-image and behaviour, supporting the family’s functioning, supporting family members in regard to coping and/or psychiatric problems and help with the grieving process. The service is provided via the social welfare department of the city district government.

  • Where to start

    A referral is made by the child protection official from the social welfare department in the city district of the family’s place of residence.

    For contact information, choose institution from the list:

  • Social Welfare and Health Care Department

    Name Unit Price
    Vanemlusprogramm "Imelised aastad" kuu 0.00 €
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