Family Communications, Parenting Teens
This programme introduces the concept of the strong family unit, supporting parents to build relationships by ensuring the core ingredients of good communication and assertive parenting are in place within the family. With these elements in place parents begin to understand the ‘life of a teenager’. You are supported to explore the many changes and challenges that occur for teens as they move through puberty and how you as a parent can support your teen at this vulnerable time. Parents will have an opportunity to reflect on the many behavioural challenges that teens can present with such as power struggles with parents and sibling rivalry. As a parent the programme helps you to learn when to step in and when to step back. The programme asks you to look at the development of the teen brain and introduces the concept ‘flip the lid’, whereby we start to understand that teens are still on a journey of emotional and social development, requiring a lot of support and patience from parents.
Further to this we explore : relationships and sexuality; risky behaviours; motivating teens; family mental health and wellbeing and parent self care .