Building teenagers survival skills for risky situations
Many parents become more concerned about their teenagers safety as they become young adults. Parents can often try to restrict their teenagers freedom in an effort to keep them safe however this can lead to conflict between parents and teenagers. Talking to teenagers about risky situations can be tricky as they often believe parents are over reacting. For example is your teenager looking to go on a sleepover to their friends house that you don’t know? Do they want to stay at home alone, do they want to hang out in town with their friends? Teenagers need to be able to recognise risky situations, have a plan for coping with these or avoid more dangerous situations. Parents can help their teenagers by gradually allowing them more independence to take part in different social events and the tips you will receive in this workshop are very useful for both parents and teenagers.
So what is this workshop all about
The preparing teenagers for risky situations workshop lasts two hour usually there will be between 5 and 10 other parents who want tips on how to reduce conflict in the home . The tips and strategies been proven to work with families. The workshop will be relaxed and informal; you can talk as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you will choose the strategies you feel will work for your family. You will get a workbook to bring home.
Parents who have attended this workshop have told us things like:
“ I am giving my teenager a little more freedom ”
“I am more confident that they will be ok and we have made a plan together if things go wrong”
“My teenager isn’t a child anymore and I have to allow them to grow up”
“my teenager will make mistakes, hopefully they will be minor and they will learn from them”