The first 'Systems Saturday'. Nice to be joined by such dedicated young men.
Surviving Teenagers Course
At Audenshaw School we run a FREE Surviving Teenagers Course for parents and carers of our students.
You do not need to be having difficulties with your teenager to find this course helpful. It is a great opportunity for parents to meet up, realise you are not alone, share tips and ideas and support each other.
It is an 8 week course that aims to help parents understand what their teenager is going through; improve their relationship and the way they communicate with their teenagers. It will also provide parents with effective behaviour and discipline strategies for times when they are needed most. The objective of the programme is to provide parents with parenting for life skills, which they can use to improve their parenting with lasting effect. This programme is aimed at anyone in a parental/caring role with teenagers and not just those who would like support with an existing difficult situation.
Each session is for two hours one evening a week run by fully trained staff and refreshments are provided. During the course we cover a range of areas including: hormones – teenage development, connecting, anger management, discipline and boundaries, in a number of ways that are both informative and enjoyable.
Parents discuss a variety of topics and learn helpful strategies in a confidential, friendly, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere. We have just completed our fourth successful course and all of our parents said they were paying more attention to good behaviour and were feeling less anger or resentment. They were feeling a lot less guilty and more confident about themselves and their ability as a parent.
Our parents had this to say:- "This course has not only helped me understand my children’s needs, but given me the tools to deal with them in a positive way".
"My son seems happier and I would recommend every parent to attend this course".
"I found the course excellent – although my son is not a teenager yet I feel the course has given me the tools to handle his teenage years".
"I so far have not had many issues with my son’s behaviour but I feel much more equipped to deal with any that may arise in the future".
"As the course has come to the end I am more relaxed, less stressed and more aware how my son may be feeling day to day and how I've changed the way I handle situations".
"I believe I have more knowledge for the future. I was made to feel comfortable and not judged".