Solving the Mystery of Parenting Teens course

A 7 week experiential course based on the book ‘Positive Discipline for Teenagers’ by Jane Nelson Ed D and Lynn Lott M.A., M.F.T.

Adolescence can be a time of turmoil not only for teens but for parents and family members as well. This is the important time of individuation and enables teens to practice and experiment at being independent from their parents and therefore learn how to become capable adults. It’s normal for teens to explore a new sense of freedom, but this process can leave parents feeling powerless or excluded from their children’s lives, especially in this age of digital distraction. Therefore parents may feel they need to tighten the reigns in order to maintain control over their teens. Unfortunately this often leads to further conflict and alienation or may drive their teen ‘underground’ to experiment without their counsel or protection.

At the core of the Positive Discipline approach is the understanding that our Teens still need their parents, just in different ways.

‘Positive Discipline for Teenagers’ book testimonial:
‘I highly recommend this book to parents, teachers and all others who work with young people. It is one of the best books I have seen on helping adults and adolescents turn their conflict into friendship. Remarkably, it shows how to accomplish this while helping young people develop courage, confidence, responsibility, cooperation, self-respect and trust. I urge you to read it.’     H. Stephen Glenn Ph D, co-author of ‘Raising Self Reliant Children in a Self indulgent world’.

This course will teach and provide practice for parents to:

  • build or rebuild strong bridges of communication with their teens
  • break the destructive cycle of guilt and blame with parent/teen power struggles.
  • work for greater mutual respect and support
  • model and encourage vital social and life skills
  • Encourage and empower instead of punish and alienate
  • Foster honest discussions with your teens
  • Help educate and protect your teen from the dangers of the online and outside world
  • Turn mistakes into learning opportunities, creating a sense of capability and resilience
  • Keep your own sanity and self care whilst learning to let go
  • Maintain and protect your loving connection

£310 per participant – includes full parenting manual with tips and activities to use with your family.

Group pricing available.

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