Got a Tween? Raising a Teen?
Beginning next week, I'm offering a 7 week group for parents of adolescents. If you have a pre-teen or teenager and your relationship with him/her has been affected by their new sets of behaviors. Is this happening: One minute they are sweet talking you like when they were little, the next minute they're screaming at you that you don't know anything and you're so unfair?
Has there been a change in your teenager's life: divorce of parents, changing of schools, changing of friends, the new freedom of having a driver's license or job, drama with friends.
And have you noticed these changes have also created changes in your home life. It's affecting your teen, but it's also contributing to confusion and hurt feelings by the rest of the family, and you've been trying your best to figure things out and smooth them over.
You are NOT alone!
I have provided therapy to many, many junior high and high school kids. I have provided a lot of family therapy: the parents, the child(ren), me, and the sofa. It seems that so many similar themes play out in families during this time of restructuring. Every family I work with is very unique, and yet still struggling in similar ways.
I've created a 6 week program to talk about topics that I see as reoccurring themes to help parents know what is in their power. Where to give leeway, where to hold firm, and develop a little more understanding about what is going on in that teen brain!
The group is $25 per session. However, because for me this group is more about helping families. Helping teens by helping their parents. Helping fellow parents keep their serenity. Because I'm passionate for families, I'm not doing this group to grow rich in money, but rich in love and satisfaction of helping others. The first parent in the family who attends pays $25, but the second parent is only $10 (plus, the first session you attend is free!)
Parent can also be a grandparent or caregiver struggling with the behaviors in the home, and looking to be a support system for the family.
Please call or text (530) 921-5122 or email email@example.com to register.
Class schedule is as follows:
5/13 - What is going on in that brain?!?! Discussion about the changes in the teen brain & how it
5/20 - Where did I go wrong? No one is perfect all the time. How guilt influences the way we
parent, & how to shed guilt.
5/27 - Expectations. Parent expectations, tween/teen expectations - where is the balance?
6/3 - Boundaries with Teens. Where do you draw your line, and how do you hold to it?
6/10 - A Family on a Mission. How to bring cohesion to your family so everyone is on track &
going the same direction.
6/17 - Does it sometimes feel like your family is in chaos? Learn strategies & techniques for
holding a family meeting and getting your teen invested in the rules & the decisions made
during that meeting.
6/24 - Conversation Hour. No particular topic. What is the nagging thing that is still lingering in
your family, and you want to talk about with Jessica and with a few other parents.
Let's just sit, chat, and troubleshoot!
To make an appointment with Jessica for therapy, please call her at (530) 921-5122 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find her on her office webpage at: http://chicocreekcounseling.com/our-staff/jessica-wilkerson/