Twice a year, our Wellbeing Team at the College run a course for parents called Tuning in to Teens. This week the course begins for its second run in 2018 and we’re looking forward to working with a new group of parents for the next six weeks.
The program runs in the evening and looks at how to respond to the challenging emotions and behaviours we see displayed in young people. Parents often feel like their child turns into a different person when they hit puberty, and can find themselves thinking “Who is this person? They’re nothing like that friendly, grateful child I had in primary school!”
Young people, too, struggle to work out how to manage the changes in their body, hearts and minds. Being a teenager has never been more challenging, and the strong emotions of adolescence can really take over their life.
Tuning in to Teens supports parents to ‘decipher’ what their teenager’s behaviours are really communicating to them. A teenager with ‘attitude’ becomes a young person feeling stuck, alone, judged or misunderstood. A teenager who is ‘defiant’ becomes a young person desperate for independence. The course teaches parents how to start conversations with their teenager to open up communication, connectedness and understanding.
If this program sounds like something you’d be interested in, please contact Laura Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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