Staying Connected With Your Teen
Adolescence is a time of great growth—and big changes for your teen. During this busy and exciting period, it is more important than ever to work hard to stay connected. Research shows that strong family relationships play a critical role in kids’ success as they transition into adulthood. Parents who have healthy bonds with their children have the greatest influence on the choices and decisions their teens make.
This class provides dedicated time in a comfortable setting for parents and caregivers of preteens and teens to explore their relationship with their child, learn about some of the factors that affect that relationship, and develop concrete skills to build and/or maintain positive bonds.
During the six two-hour sessions you’ll learn:
· Skills for increasing communication and decreasing conflict
· Ways to bond with your teen
· Strategies for preventing high-risk behaviors
· How to involve your teen at home in problem solving, decision making, and responsibility
Participants benefit from hearing other parents’ experiences, gaining perspective about their child, and problem-solving ideas for their own home.
“It opened me up to new ideas on how to connect with my child and how to plan for handling family roles/policies” – past participant
“Hearing about other parents' challenges, helps me know that my son's behavior is normal”
– past participant
Tuesdays, September 17-October 22
Julie Yerkes, Parent Education Coordinator, NH Teen Institute
FREE, but registratin is required by calling 603-650-2600
- Class fees are due at least one week prior to class.
- Refunds are given if you withdraw from a class at least one week before the class begins.
- Partial scholarships are available for select classes from donations made to the WHRC Scholarship Fund.
- Some managed care plans offer reimbursement to their subscribers for participation in our classes. Call your employer or insurance representative for eligibility.
Keywords: Pregnancy and Parenting