Family Communications Parenting Teens is a course aimed at supporting parents to move into the space of a teenager and to understand the many changes that are happening in this stage of development. By doing this, parents are encouraged to parent assertively, offering their teen a voice in the home, while maintaining boundaries; encouraging teens to make good choices while helping them overcome the bad ones; helping teens to manage the changes both physically and emotionally that are taking place for them while allowing them the freedom to explore and express and discover the person they are becoming.


 This course asks parents to recognise the shift from childhood to teenager and how this is an emotionally challenging time for parents as much as it is for teens. Managing your fear as a parent will allow your relationship to get stronger with your teen and ensure you are there with them as they move into this new stage of life.

Module 1 Welcome!
Unit 1 Unit 1: Getting Started
Unit 2 Unit 2: Your Learning Tools
Unit 3 Unit 3: What I Want to Give/Get
Unit 4 Unit 4: What is Journaling
Unit 5 Unit 5: Self-Reflective Practice
Module 2 Family Life
Unit 1 Unit 1: Strong Families
Unit 2 Unit 2: Good Communication in Strong Families
Unit 3 Unit 3: Assertive Parenting
Unit 4 Unit 4: Routines Consistency and Creating Boundaries
Module 3 Teens
Unit 1 Unit 1: A Day in a Life of a Teenager
Unit 2 Unit 2: Listening to Our Teens
Unit 3 Unit 3: Your Child is Growing Into a Teenager: What Puberty Means
Unit 4 Unit 4: How to Empower Your Teen to be More Responsible
Unit 5 Unit 5: The Power of Family Meetings as a Problem-Solving Tool When Parenting Teens
Module 4 The Child Who Feels Stressed
Unit 1 Unit 1: Sibling Relationships
Unit 2 Unit 2: Keeping Conflict Healthy - Understanding Levels of Fighting
Unit 3 Unit 3: Power struggles: When Parents Question Who's in Charge - Me or My Teen?
Unit 4 Unit 4: Flip the Lid
Module 5 Parenting & Stress
Unit 1 Unit 1: Sexual Development and Developing Relationships: Talking to Your Teen
Unit 2 Unit 2: Teens and Risky Behaviours
Unit 3 Unit 3: Ways to Support a Teen Who Lacks Motivation Around School
Unit 4 Unit 4: Family's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Module 6 Review & Reflection
Unit 1 Unit 1: Will This Ever Be Over?
Unit 2 Unit 2: So Far What Have I Learnt
Unit 3 Unit 3: Techniques for Life
Unit 4 Unit 4: And the Journey Continues