Coping With Family Life and Teens
What is Family Communications About?
The development of this course came about from a perceived need to develop skills-based parenting programmes aligned with an approach that is ‘preventative, empowering, building on family strengths, enhancing self-esteem and a sense of being able to influence events in one’s life.
The programme explores 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.
How the course works.
|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|
Understand what assertive communication is and the Non-Violent Communication process. How to be an assertive parent; build on family strengths and the importance of routines and consistency.
|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|
Understand your teenager behaviour; how can you support your teenager and understand the importance of empathy.
|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|
Understand the parent role in sibling rivalry; how to keep conflict healthy and the benefits of Clear & Direct Communication.
|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|
How to talk to your teen about sexuality; understand risky behaviours and the importance of self-care for all family members.
|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|
Content review and 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|