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Table 1 Intended learning outcomes and content for the eight intervention sessions

From: Feasibility trial evaluation of a physical activity and screen-viewing course for parents of 6 to 8 year-old children: Teamplay

Week Content Intended learning outcomes
1 Introduction to Teamplay • Introduce parents to the Teamplay course and create a safe, enjoyable and respectful environment
  PA: What is it & why is it important? • Help parents to identify/understand the benefits of PA
2 Physical activity recommendations • Help parents to develop an understanding of what physical activity is.
  Active Play • Introduce the value and importance of Active Play and support parents in identifying play ideas
  Praise • Introduce praise and facilitating the learning of effective use of praise
3 Praise and criticism • Help parents to recognize feelings surrounding praise and criticism and the impact upon behavior
  Screen-viewing (SV) • Help parents look at SV in their household and identifying the pros and cons
   • Introduce strategies and tools to help parents to reduce SV
  Boundaries and consistency • Introduce concepts of boundaries and consistency
4 Increasing ‘Inner motivation’ • Introduce parents to ‘Inner Motivation’, and top tips to encourage children’s inner motivation
  Family agreement • Support parents to implement a family agreement for behaviors such as reducing SV
  Activity directory • Help parents discover local activities that could contribute to their child’s PA
5 Appropriate expectations • Understand the impact of expectations on self-esteem and behavior
  Helping children grow up • Support parents in offering an empowering environment for their child
  Supporting children’s PA • Support parents to discover ways to promote a fun and enjoyable PA environment
   • Introduce key movement skills for PA and provide practical ideas to support their development
   • Help parents support their child to experience success in PA through adapting activities
6 Personal power • Help parents to use personal power to make healthy choices and support their child to do the same
  Self esteem • Help parents understand the relationship between personal power, choices and self-esteem
   • Introduce the idea that PA can help improve self esteem
  Choices and consequences • Introduce choices and consequences as a useful tool to reduce conflict
7 Communicating feelings • Provide tools for parents and children to help communicate feelings
  Nurturing and downtime • Create an understanding of the importance of looking after oneself
  Problem solving and negotiating • Introduce problem solving and negotiation to help improve communication and reduce conflict
8 Summing up: useful tools • Recap parenting tools and useful ways that they can be used
  Summing up: getting active • Reaffirm the benefits and importance of PA and the ways in which it may be increased
  Continuing your journey • Establish a family PA goal and signpost parents to more information and further support