Parenting workshop: Understanding adolescents (yes, it's possible!)

Author and keynote speaker Hannah Beach offers NCS parents a free two-part workshop series at NCS on May 24 & 31

Could you use some new tools and a fresh perspective on parenting your teen or tween? Do you have younger children and want to best prepare yourself for the adolescent years?


On May 24 and 31, Nanaimo Christian School is excited to host Hannah Beach -- an award-winning educator, author, emotional health consultant, and keynote speaker -- for a two-part workshop series "Understanding Adolescents From the Inside Out" for NCS parents as she addresses teen resistance and how to come alongside your teen during these challenging years.


This two-part workshop series will be delivered in person May 24 & 31 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at NCS. Join other NCS families for a relaxed time of learning together. Each session covers different material. There is no charge to attend. Registration is required. Register here.


Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever and yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition.


This two-part workshop series will support participants in understanding adolescents from the inside-out. Although every adolescent is an individual, there are some common dynamics that affect all adolescents. Understanding what these dynamics are can provide the keys for knowing how to deal with the problems that may arise. We will explore the topic of teen resistance - where it comes from, what its purpose is and how we can recognize when rebellion is healthy or a result of adults being replaced by peers. We will look to ways that we can come alongside our teens to make more room for their thoughts, ideas, values and preferences as they more fully come to discover themselves.


Participants will learn strategies for building relationships with teens as well as how we can protect and maintain those relationships during challenging times. We will explore some of the cultural changes that are making the transition from childhood to adulthood harder than ever. And finally, we will look at how we can use the extraordinary power of relationship to help us support our youth on their journey to maturity.


Insights shared in this workshop are based on developmental science and the relational approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. Learn more about Hannah Beach here.


*Suitable for parents of teens AND for those who will soon have one! Parents of pre-teens may find these workshops supportive as preparation for what lies ahead.

103 views