Tuning in to Teens is a six-week parenting program that aims to help you and your adolescent manage the many emotional challenges of this stage of life. The program will teach you how to manage your own and your adolescents’ emotions in ways that help you to remain close and keep communicating. By learning these skills, you are less likely to have as much conflict within your family and your teen is more likely to talk to you about the challenging issues they face. These are factors that have been found to reduce the risk of mental health and substance abuse problems.
The program is based on the concept of Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about using your emotions to guide you through the world. It is about being able to use your own knowledge of emotions to make decisions, to calm yourself down, to manage anger and conflict, to help you in your relationships with people, to know what is happening in social situations, and to assist you in many aspects of life where you or another person are involved.
Research has shown that adolescents with greater emotional intelligence:
- Are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
- Have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers
- Are more able to cope when upset or angry
- Have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
- Have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults
- Have greater career success and Emotional Intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ.
When parents focus on helping their teen learn about emotions, the young person is more likely to have higher emotional intelligence. In this parenting program I can help parents learn what to do to help these skills develop, and in doing so we expect teens to manage adolescence better.
Sessions can be delivered via Zoom and will begin at a time to suite you. Each session is usually between 1 – 2 hours. These can be individual or with a group.
A breakdown of the delivery is set out below:
Session 1: The Foundation of Emotion Coaching teens
Session 2: Connecting and emotional acceptance
Session 3: Building connection and empathy
Session 4: Emotion Coaching fear
Session 5: Emotion Coaching anger and Emotional Coaching now and in the future
Please use the contact page available to discuss your needs and we can arrange a start date.
The cost of this course is £65.00 per family – payable prior to the start of the course.
Details of face-to-face deliveries can be found in the drop down menu above.