This course gives parents the chance to get together and talk about the realities of bringing up their teenagers. It explores the important role that parents have in their teenager's life and looks at some of the everyday challenges they face. In sharing their experiences parents are able to see in a very practical way the things that work well and those that don't.
Throughout the course you will get to know yourself better as a parent so that you can build on your strengths and discover things you might want to do differently. By the end of the course you will have discovered a range of practical strategies and tips to help you in your family life.
Two hour sessions delivered over the course of six weeks
Who can attend?
What will I learn in the sessions?
Over six sessions you will look at some of the key issues that parents of teenagers face
Key learning points:
Session 1 - Understanding your teenager
You will learn what is normal teenage behaviour and what is happening to them physically, emotionally and mentally. You will learn that your teenager is not just being difficult and they don't really hate you.
Session 2 - Staying Connected
You will learn ways to stay connected to your teenager and how to develop a positive relationship with them. You will learn that teenagers still need you, it just might not look like it.
Session 3 - Identity
You will learn how to help your teenager discover their own skills and strengths so that they can build a positive self esteem. You will help your teenagers learn that who you are is more important than what you look like.
Session 4 - Communication and Conflict
You will learn how to talk and listen to your teenager so that they will talk and listen to you. You will learn how to negotiate boundaries.
Session 5 - Big pressures......Good Choices
You will learn how to understand the world a teenager lives in. You will learn that you are still one of the biggest influences in your child's life.
Session 6 - Letting Go
You will learn how to help your teenager be accountable for their decisions and actions. You will learn how to move from "controller" to "consultant"
How do I register my interest?
Please revisit the Welcome Page to register your interest.