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Bringing you hope as you chart your way through the challenges of the teenage years and the changes in the parent-child relationship.

This course enables you to share ideas with other parents. We use case studies and real life scenarios to help ground the material and each session includes space to plan any changes you want to make in your parenting, and from session 2 there will be an opportunity to discuss how you are getting on with putting this into practice at home.

Stepping into our teenager’s shoes and thinking how we can help with the many changes they’re experiencing is next: the challenge is to stay connected! We consider our parenting style, its effect on our teenager, and learn about the power of a consistent approach. Encouraging responsibility and negotiating house rules are part of the programme too!

One of the biggest challenges for parents of teenagers is communication. We look at improving it by listening well, using empathy and understanding body language. How we handle conflict is also crucial, choosing your battles, checking out your anger style, and developing negotiation skills.

The final session helps us look at how we unwittingly contribute to negative behaviour by our responses. We also consider the values we want to pass on to our kids and how to build good, lasting memories.

Course Details


No dates available at this time.



North Cray Neighbourhood Centre

1 Davis Way, Sidcup, DA14 5JR



£60* per person


For more information:

Contact YADT on 02083083862 or email

Time out for Parents: The Teenage Years

*please note that payment is non refundable if cancelled less than 7 days prior to the course start date. Payment is required at time of booking to secure your space.

  *For more information about any of our courses please contact the Centre Office

on 020 8308 3862 or email North Cray Neighbourhood Centre using our Contact page.

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