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What is Kids’Skills?

Kids’Skills is a practical educational method to help children overcome behavioral and emotional difficulties. The tool consists of 15 steps and it is founded on the principles of solution-focused psychology.

The method was developed by Dr Ben Furman in Finland. Dr Furman is a psychiatrist and internationally renowned trainer of solution-focused therapy and coaching.

Children just need to learn skills!

Kids'Skills Academy

Kids’Skills Academy offers you online training to learn about the Kids'Skills method both in theory and in practice. It is an online training platform maintained jointly by Oppimaa Ltd. and Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute. 

For whom?

Our video-based online courses are addressed to

  • professionals in the field of childcare and education: teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, counsellors, headmasters, therapists, students etc.
  • parents

Kids'Skills for Professionals 3 cr

In this course you will learn

  • The basics of the Kids’Skills method
  • The 15 steps of Kids’Skills
  • How to apply the method to help children overcome their problems and difficulties
  • 51 lessons with videos and chat forum
  • 6 learning diaries
  • 1 quiz, 1 essay test
  • 12 month access to all materials

Assessment of Kids'Skills Report 2 cr

After the online course you can apply the Kids'Skills method in practice.  And finally, you can register as a certified Kids'Skills Coach.

  • apply the Kids'Skills method with one child
  • then write a report about the process.
  • The report will be assessed by Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute / Dr Ben Furman 
  • Then you will receive a certificate for 5 credits
  • Finally, you can register as a certified Kids'Skills Coach here 

Kids'Skills for Parents

In childcare, education and parenting collaboration is the key. In order to support the child together with professionals, parents need training in raising children as well. This is why we produced a Kids'Skills online course for parents, grandparents or anyone who participates in raising children.

In this course parents will learn

  • How to praise children?
  • How to get children to listen?
  • How to collaborate with other adults?
  • How to apply Kids'Skills?
  • How to find alternative to punishment?

What you get?

  • 42 video lessons on parenting
  • practical advice and exercises
  • chat discussions on useful topics
  • 12 month access to all materials

Kids'Skills Academy from Finland
welcomes you to study Kids'Skills
- playful and practical solution-finding with children.

Maiju Ahola

            Ben Furman

        Helena Lehtimäki

© Oppimaa Ltd & Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute Ltd                    

Contact: Helena Lehtimäki, Headmaster of Kids'Skills Academy, Helsinki, Finland  helena.lehtimaki at oppimaa.fi