Raising a teenager in today’s society can be rewarding, exciting and challenging.
During the often‐trying teen years, it is not uncommon for parents to fear they have failed in their child‐rearing responsibilities. But with the right approach, you can build healthier relationships with your teen and guide them on the path to becoming valued contributors to the community.
The parenting class I offer is private, individually tailored to meet each family’s needs. I teach the parents about healthy attachment styles, and have them reflect on how they were influenced by the way they were parented. Together, we create a timeline representing your child’s journey, and try to understand how the experiences your family has gone through may have impacted your teen’s development, and current behavior.
We generally meet for six sessions, during which time I assign reading to complete before each session. In each meeting we examine the current and specific challenges you are facing with your teen, and I coach you on how to better understand and approach these challenges. I encourage a style of interaction with your teen that honors the authority of the parent while accommodating the teen’s need for personal autonomy.
Are you interested in learning how to strengthen your relationship with your teen while increasing cooperation, harmony, and happiness within your family?
- Understanding Yourself and Your Teenager
- Improving Your Response to Your Teen
- How to Communicate Respect and Understanding
- Encouraging Cooperation and Problem‐Solving
- Using Consequences to Build Responsibility
By the end of this intensive 6‐week course, you will be able to help your teenager become more responsible, communicative and independent. Families facing serious problems will be empowered by proven parenting strategies that can truly make a difference in their lives.
*Recommended for parents with children between the ages of 11 and 19.
Taking the Trouble out of the Teen Years
Providing service for: Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, and Topanga Canyon.