Teens, tweens, tantrums and screens
Device-obsessed digital zombies, selfie-taking Queen-Bees, monosyllabic fridge-raiding nocturnal creatures – adolescence can be a time of change and confusion for young people and their parents!
How do parents build trust, foster safe independence and maintain open communication with young people in a hyper-connected, media-saturated world?
Psychologist Michael Hawton presents a practical workshop for modern Australian parents on overcoming parenting challenges and engaging with their adolescent offspring.
Michael – author of Talk Less, Listen More – will share his formula for building communication skills and clear boundaries.
Designed for parents/carers of teens and tweens (kids over 10 years) – this workshop provides the practical elements and skills for having tricky conversations with young people. Building these skills early is important for strong relationships, so, even if you’re a parent of an upper primary child, this course will be relevant.
Parents will walk away with a renewed sense of confidence about the role they can play in their teenagers’ lives, without conversations morphing into arguments.
Parents will see video examples of both poorly conducted parent-to-teenager conversations and effective conversations using a semi-rehearsed script. This course tackles the best strategies to make a positive difference in teenagers’ lives.