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Communicating (and Listening!) Effectively with Adolescents

Parenting an adolescent comes with what may seem like endless changes and challenges. The moments of closeness you may have experienced with your child when they were a baby are now replaced with kids who are seeking autonomy from the family unit and prioritizing friends and peers. At the same time, they are experiencing major developmental changes in their brain and body. Families are often pondering questions like how to support children as they navigate friends, school, and mental health, with far fewer clear-cut answers. 

Through our Parents of Adolescents and Teens (PAT) Program, we strive to provide the support, resources, and connection critical to navigating this parenting stage. Experience our program for an evening and join us for an online workshop led by trained facilitators on how we can talk – and listen! – to effectively communicate with our adolescents.

Group Leaders from our PAT Program will be our guides in a conversation to grow our understanding of what barriers exist, how to approach conflicts, and strategies to communicate with adolescents. Parents and caregivers will participate in connection activities, discussions, and breakout sessions to learn and gather tools and tactics on how to practice active listening, effective communication, and conflict resolution with adolescents and teens.

Event Details

What: A virtual workshop led by PEPS Group Leaders. Facilitators from our PAT Program will guide conversations on one of our PAT Program core topics, ‘Effectively Communicating with Adolescents’.

A portion of the evening will be dedicated to time for attendees to participate in breakout rooms for small-group discussions.

Who: The presentation and discussion will be tailored for parents and caregivers of children aged 10-19.

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 6 - 8 pm. Please note that this workshop will not be recorded.

Cost: This workshop is being offered at no cost to attendees thanks to our generous PEPS donors and supporters who make it possible for PEPS to offer free events like this to our community. Please consider showing your support for PEPS and make a gift online.

Where: In the comfort of your own home! This event is being offered virtually. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link and password to maintain the privacy and security of the call. Live captioning will be provided. Please contact us if there are other accommodations that would help you engage in this event!

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