Discover Wise Parenting – wonderfully effective skills for bringing out the best in your teen.
We believe every teen has potential.
Week 1: Why is My Teen So Complicated? Understanding why some teens are more complicated is the first step to wise parenting. Discover how parenting strategies that may work with one teen can exacerbate problems and contribute to negative behavior patterns in a more complicated teen. Explore how wise parenting can help and create a plan to begin this more effective approach to parenting.
Week 2: Balance & Wise Parenting. Teens' behaviors can impact our parenting. This class is designed to promote more balance, a key ingredient to wise parenting. Skills for emotional balance and for more balanced parenting will be explored.
Week 3: Teens & Emotions – How Can Parents Help? Many teens lack the ability to navigate their emotions, turning to behaviors that interfere with their ability to live their best life. This class teaches powerful strategies parents can use to help reduce a teen’s emotional distress while also helping to cultivate parent and teen connection.
Week 4: Creating Positive Change. Teen’s problematic behaviors are frequently their unskillful way of dealing with distress. This class offers parents tools for responding in ways that help to increase a teen’s skillful behavior and reduce a teen’s unskillful behavior. Determine a plan for responding wisely to your teen’s behaviors.
Week 5: Resilience. Teens often have mood dependent behavior. In other words, if they’re in the mood then everything is okay. But what happens when they’re not in the mood? This class focuses on emotions – how they can help us and how, when they are intense, can sabotage us. Parents will learn skills to help teens learn to navigate emotions skillfully.
Week 6: Cultivating Harmonious Relationship. Teens’ emotions and behaviors can impact others and interfere with their ability to cultivate meaningful relationships. This class is all about relationships. Skills for cultivating more positivity, improving communication, and ensuring healthy boundaries will be examined.
Week 7: Putting It All Together. Our final class reviews all the skills. Parents will review successes, identify challenges, and develop a plan to ensure lasting positive change.
We keep our classes small to ensure a robust learning experience for our parents.
Every class includes helpful information about teens, strategies for responding, and opportunities for discussion. We provide activity sheets to enhance the learning experience. Participants are encouraged to participate.