TALK SO YOUR TEEN WILL LISTEN
3 (+1) Session Program for Parents of Teens
Beginning October 15, 2013 – 7:30pm Eastern
* Are you tired of nagging?
* Do you wish your teen would confide in you again?
* And what’s with that attitude, anyway?
While it’s normal for your kids to push the limits and try to break away when they hit adolescence, it doesn’t mean you just sit back and live with it. Whether they admit it or not, they need you and they need limits.
And when you’re having a bad day, are overwhelmed or are just plain tired, your best intentions in dealing with your child just go right out the window. Does this sound familiar? Could you use some help?
If you’re ready to increase cooperation and responsible behavior, to have teens who know how to self-correct and problem-solve, to set reasonable limits and enforce them, and still have a close and loving relationship, TALK SO YOUR TEEN WILL LISTEN is for you!
This 3-session series is group coaching at its best, and the group is intentionally small. You see, I don’t do programs where I lecture to a large group for an hour and then give you a few minutes of Q & A at the end. You get personalized attention here.
And if you prefer to just listen and stay in the background, this experience is NOT for you. The most effective parents are the ones who participate and really get down to business. This course is for parents who are ready to dive in and participate, to learn, to practice, and to support each other. You must be ready to learn some new skills and use them! If you’re right for this course, you’re open to letting go of the old way of doing things, because it hasn’t been working well for you anyway. You’re ready for the challenge, and ready for change.
So what’s this program all about?
Session #1 – Dealing with Feelings
Instead of dismissing or ignoring feelings, using logic and explanations, or going against your better judgment, you will learn skills and specific wording so that your child trusts you when there’s something important to talk about. There will always be time for you to get your message across, but you have a better chance of being heard if your kids know they’ve been heard.
Session #2 – Getting Their Cooperation
We figured that when our kids reached adolescence, they would have learned all the lessons we’ve been pounding into them. But they still need reminders to do homework, eat right, shower once in a while, wake up on time, pick up their clothes, stop texting, and ‘do not use that tone of voice’. It’s how we handle the everyday challenges that lays the groundwork for the bigger issues. Do you want to stir up resentment or create trust? Will you push them away or strengthen their bond with you? Session 2 gives you new skills to get their cooperation and more responsible behavior.
Session #3 – To Punish or not to Punish
Punishment is the most widely accepted method of discipline. We’ll discuss the difference between punishment and consequences, and why consequences work better. It often feels easier to punish. Punishment may stop the behavior, and it may also stop children from self-correcting and learning from their mistakes. You’ll learn strategies and skills to make expectations clear and put responsibility back where it belongs… with your teen!
And what else do you get with this program?
1) 3 regular sessions, 1h 15 minutes each.
2) a bonus 4th session – It’s too easy to lose your resolve, so I’ve added this fourth session to help you stay strong, focused, and on track. This is like a ‘booster shot’ to make sure you’re confident in using your new skills.
3) parent workbook – You’ll have it all in writing, along with exercises to do in class and at home.
When do we meet? Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:45pm Eastern Time (10/15, 22, 29 and 11/5)
Where do we meet? On the phone, and online. Many people are visual learners, so there is a visual presentation as well.
What’s the investment? (Because it is an investment, in you and your family.) $197
And because I am so committed to your growth and effectiveness as a parent, when you register by October 9, you’ll get a bonus 30-minute private coaching session with me when the program ends. (That’s a $90 value.)
Just to recap, if you register by October 9, you’ll get 3 regular sessions, a companion workbook, a bonus 4th session, and a bonus 30-minute private coaching session… all for $197.
** If you and your spouse/partner would like to attend together, there is a special rate of $297 for couples.
Things can be different. You don’t have to settle, or suffer, when you know how to TALK SO YOUR TEEN WILL LISTEN.