Helping You Have A Good Relationship With Your PreTeen/Teen

“This was a great morning, sharing lots of informative advice and scenarios. It is great to feel supported with other parents.” Alissa (Mum of girls, aged 12 and 10)

The adolescent years are a crucial time in your child’s development and your support is vital. It is a time when your relationship with your child will change. If your relationship becomes too strained, it can impact your child’s self-esteem and mental health. We offer Parenting Ante-Adolescents Workshops and Parenting Discussion Groups:

Parenting Ante-Adolescents Workshop

We run online and in person workshops for parents/guardians of children in years 6-9. Sign up to register your interest in our workshops.

Your child is changing and it is vital that you know how to change your parenting style with them, so you can be the parent you want to be and the parent your child needs you to be. The ante-adolescent workshop focuses on understanding the enormous changes going on inside your preteen/teen’s brain and the behavioural challenges that will happen as they transition into teenagers.

In the workshop we examine the meaning behind your child’s behaviour and how to re-negotiate your relationship with them. Arming yourself with knowledge will help you understand “normal” preteen/early teen behaviour, promote good mental health and well-being, and give you the tools and foundations for a healthy relationship with your child in preparation for the teenage years.

Topics include:

  • What your changing child needs from you
  • Behavioural changes
  • Which parenting style is most effective
  • Brain changes and what they mean
  • The importance of boundaries
  • How to manage conflict
  • Communication styles
  • Social media benefits and concerns

Sign up to register your interest in our workshops.

Parenting Discussion Groups

If you found our Parenting Ante-Adolescents Workshop helpful and would like to increase your understanding of this stage in your child’s development, you may be interested in joining a smaller group of parents/guardians for a more bespoke programme.

We delve in greater detail into the topics raised in the workshop and there will also be more time available for your personal involvement, to talk to others who may be facing similar challenges and for deeper discussion.

These discussion groups are held both online and in person with a maximum of 12 people.

If you would like to register or find out more about our Parenting Discussion Groups, please contact us.

Please note, our workshops and discussion groups are designed to guide you supporting your child through the teenage years. However, if your family is experiencing a crisis such as serious mental health difficulties, you will need to seek specialist help.