Talking Teens: Your guide to understanding teenagers

This friendly, informal and fun course lasts for five weeks and is a chance for everyone to improve family relationships and reduce conflict.

Five sessions will run weekly, every Wednesday from 21st September 2017, between 1pm and 3pm at Withernsea High School.

The sessions will explore the following themes:

• The role and importance of parents for teenagers.
• Responding to difficult feelings.
• Talking and listening, communicating clearly.
• Problem solving.
• Understanding teenage development.
• Rules and boundaries.
• Handling difficult issues and feelings.
• Parenting styles.
• Praise and criticism.
• Choosing how to respond.

If you are interested in attending, or would like further information, please contact ERYC Education Welfare Officers Sam Lawson or Sarah Wright on 01482 392146.

Partners are welcome to attend and it is fine to come on your own or with another relative or friend.

You will get the most out of the programme if you attend all sessions.

What is talking teens?

Teenagers are rewarding, stimulating and fun, but being a parent of one can be stressful and challenging.

The Talking Teens Parent Group helps deal with those challenges so you can have a calmer, happier family life.

This tried and tested programme helps us think about what we do, why we do it and how it makes us feel.

It also explores the questions that parents may have, such as:

• How can I stop me child always getting the last word?
• Why do they always sleep so late?
• Can I do anything to help them argue less?
• What's normal?
• Why don't they want to tell me how they're feeling?

REMEMBER: 'Inside every teenager is a child and an adult' and 'It's not what you say, it's what they hear.'