Parenting Tweens and Teens

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Communication is the basis of a healthy relationship between you and your child. If this isn't working for you, attend Family Life's workshop on communicating with your adolescent.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

Home > Get support > Teenagers

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are not able to facilitate these workshops face to face.

All workshops are currently being delivered via a secure, online platform. Whilst our physical service centres are closed, we are still available via phone or email for you to access our services.

Phone: +61 3 8599 5433
Email: heartlinks@familylife.com.au


Brief summary of program purpose

Parenting has always come with its own unique challenges and never more so than the present.

Learn how to support your teen to develop positive coping skills, build their resilience and navigate challenges constructively. Transform misunderstanding, exasperation and doubt into certainty, optimism and strength.

Over three weekly sessions, you will be guided through this solutions-based program and supported to address individual concerns effectively.

Topics include:

  • Different parenting styles
  • Brain development, the fear response and age-appropriate behaviour
  • Strategies you can implement to promote calmer, less emotional responses including:
    • Focusing & Grounding exercises
    • Body mapping, Testing worries, Name it to tame it
    • Connecting thoughts, feelings, behaviour and body sensations
  • Identifying and developing coping skills and building resilience
  • The role of communication, compassion and ‘sensitive parenting skills’.

What you will learn:

  • Increased confidence in sharing your parenting concerns
  • The transformation of misunderstanding, exasperation and doubt into certainty, optimism and strength
  • Clear and evidence-based information about parenting strategies that work
  • Guidance and advice for feeling more competent and confident in responding to your adolescent child’s needs as well as tips for looking after your own

Best suited to:

Parents and carers of teenagers aged 13 to 18.


The workshop is delivered over three weeks in two hour sessions.

Future dates to be scheduled. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this program.


Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, this workshop will be delivered online using a secure, internet based platform.


In recognition of the financial impact COVID-19 is having on families, we have reduced the cost of our parenting workshops. If you wish to attend this workshop and the cost remains prohibitive, please give us a call to discuss alternative options.

The cost per person is $120

Per couple is $200

Concession is $90 per person

Limited spaces available.  Maximum number of participants is 10.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.

Bookings and more information:

For more information email heartlinks@familylife.com.au or call (03) 8599 5488 or visit the Heartlinks website.

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