Heart Matters

Body/Mind Wisdom

Heart Of Parenting- Teens

The Heart of Parenting is a 6-week support group for parents of teenagers. It provides parents with skills, experience and knowledge based on mindfulness and the latest findings in neuro-science and attachment theory to support their teenager to develop emotional and social intelligence and a sound moral compass, which will guide them throughout adulthood. In this group you will:

  • Understand the changes that your teenager is undergoing and your role as parents to provide what they need for optimal development.

  • Choose a parenting style to effectively help your teenager to grow into a healthy, productive, responsible, creative and independent adult.

  • Develop communication skills to manage tension points and effectively provide a role model for social competence and healthy relationships.

  • Learn how to protect your teenager against the risks of adolescence such as depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, poor impulse control, eating disorders and develop resilience to life’s challenges.

  • Learn practical strategies to manage problem behaviours and set limits and boundaries assertively.

  • Know how to handle the difficult conversations to keep them safe.

  • Cultivate a mindful approach to your parenting which will help you develop

  • more self-awareness and give you more choices in how you respond.

  • Develop strategies to take care of your own wellbeing. 

© 2017

Ayla Garlick 

Heart Matters