The aim of The Parenting Teenagers Course is to equip parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 11 to 18 with strategies to build a healthy relationship while guiding them into adulthood. It’s for every type of parenting situation, including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.
We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. Meeting our teenagers’ deepest needs, setting healthy boundaries, helping to develop their emotional health and teaching them how to make good choices takes skill and dedication. Taking time to reflect on our end goal can help us to build our relationship with our teenagers now.
Over five sessions you will discover practical tools to help you:
- Keep your long-term aim in mind
- Meet your teenagers’ needs
- Set effective boundaries
- Help develop your teenagers’ emotional health
- Pass on values and help them make good choices
A warm, welcoming and encouraging atmosphere awaits you. While the course was developed by “church people,” it is open to anyone of any — or no particular — faith. Each session begins with something to eat and drink and follows with practical talks that are informative and fun, and include filmed clips of parents and teenagers sharing their own experiences, street interviews and advice from parenting experts. Small groups based on the age of your oldest child will help you to discuss the challenges you are facing and how to establish long-term strategies. Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small-group discussions.
For more information on The Parenting Teens Course go to http://www.relationshipcentral.ca/the-parenting-teenagers-course/