Communicating with Teenagers

Hosted by
Anita Cleare
May 19th | 20:00 BST | Show in my timezone

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Here is What You'll Learn

Struggling to connect with your teen?

Good communication is essential for building and maintaining relationships. Which can be a bit of a problem when it comes to teenagers since opening up to Mum or Dad isn’t always their top priority!

The teenage years involves a major shift in parents’ relationships with their children as power and decision-making are handed over from parent to child. And along with teens’ striving for independence comes an inevitable degree of pushback and rejection – of you, your company, your habits, your values and of your right to know their thoughts. Maintaining good communication during this process can be challenging.

‘Communicating with teenagers’ provides practical tips on how parents can keep communication channels open, how to broach difficult topics, how to manage emotional teenagers and on finding ways new to spend time together. The seminar discusses how parents can reduce conflict with teens, manage our own emotional responses and dial up our listening and connecting skills.

Too much ignoring, nagging or shouting?

Key areas covered include:

•       Tips for successful dialogue

•       How to avoid lecturing, nagging & shouting

•       Finding ways to connect

•       Learning to listen (& when to hold your tongue)

•       Managing emotional teens

There is time for questions and discussion and participants receive links to lots of follow up resources.

Communicating with teenagers’ is relevant to parents/carers of children aged 11yrs+.


About Anita Cleare

Anita Cleare (MA AdvDip) is a parenting speaker, writer and coach who supports working parents to balance successful careers with being a parent.

With an academic background in developmental psychology, Anita helps parents cut through the fads and fashions of parenting advice and focus on how modern parents can apply simple evidence-based approaches in ways that work. Anita has a talent for helping parents step back and reflect on parent-child dynamics and implement small changes that make a huge difference.

Anita’s award-nominated parenting blog ‘Thinking Parenting’ has been listed in the UK Sunday Times Magazine as a must-read for parents. Her first book The Work/Parent Switch will be published by Vermilion Books in April 2020.

You can follow Anita on Twitter (@thinking_parent).

May 19th
20:00 BST