Parents Plus Adolescents Programme

SPACE NI trained facilitators deliver this evidence-based parenting programme

This adolescents programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. Delivered in a group setting with other parents who are facing the same challenges the programme uses DVDs, role play and scenarios to illustrate well-researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers, with the aim of helping them grow into responsible young adults. As well as role-play scenes and interviews with parents, the DVDs include interviews with young people about what it is like to be a teenager and their views about what makes families run smoothly.

Topics Include:

  • Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
  • Communicating positively and effectively
  • Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Negotiating rules and boundaries
  • Teaching teenagers responsibility
  • Positive discipline for teenagers
  • Managing conflict
  • Solving problems together