Being a parent is not the easiest job in the world. None of us is given a manual on how to bring up our kids. We just do the best we can and by the time they have turned 10 or 11, we probably feel like we have got the hang of it.
And then they become teenagers. The changes in behaviour and personality can be extreme and suddenly we need a whole new set of skills and techniques. Our children change and we need to change too.
The Family Centre in Tweed have recognised this need for parents and have been offering parenting-teenagers courses in Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah over seven years.
The next Understanding Teenagers course is being offered this term in Murwillumbah. It will be a six-week course held on Tuesdays, 5.30–7.30pm October 16to November 20 at The Imperial Hotel function room.
The program will cover a range of topics including the impact of brain and hormone development, stages of child and youth development, parenting styles, managing tension points and behaviour, and talking through challenging issues. Past participants have come away from the program feeling greater confidence in supporting their children through to adulthood.
Bookings are essential. Call The Family Centre on 07 5524 8711 to book a place.