20th September 2018 – 25th October 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Parenting teenagers can be challenging and some parents may find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up - knowing how to talk to your teen is important skills to have as a parent.

Throughout the course you will imporve your communication skills, learn to solve problems and find new ways to handle conflict.

Communication

Knowing how to talk to your teen can be tough. How can you talk seriously with them about the issues affecting them without them getting upset or angry? How can you make sure your conversation is effective and will really change things?

As your young person matures, getting the balance right between keeping them safe and allowing them some independence and to make their own mistakes can be challening part of being a parent.

ARGUMENTS

Teens answering back or arguing is a natural part of them growing up, but when the arguments start to cause you a lot of concern or distress it’s time to find a way to talk.

Most families have heated arguments from time to time, especially as your children grow into young adults and start to assert themselves. Families won’t always get on all of the time.

PHONE USE

Many parents worry their teen’s preoccupation with the glowing white screen in their hands is something similar to an addiction, whereas lots of teens get frustrated with their parents’ unwillingness to understand how important their phone is to their social lives.

It can be useful to try to see things from your teens’ perspective. Like it or not, mobile technology has become a big part of many teenagers’ daily lives. Instead of going in hard and imposing a whole lot of rules on phone use from the outset, it can be much better to try to open a dialogue.

If you feel like their phone use is getting seriously out of hand and that it’s causing real problems, you may want to talk to them about some reasonable compromises when it comes to how much time they spend on it.

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To enrol onto Parenting Teenagers course, please contact Carole Gray on 020 8875 2651 / 020 8875 2603 or use form down below to enquiry via email.

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