Engaging in Meaningful Conversations with Your Teen and Tween: 2-Part Workshop
As young people develop and mature, parents begin to slowly shift from supporting through "doing" to supporting through "conversations." The ability for parents to have deeper conversations with their teens and tweens lies at the core of parents being able to connect with, support, and guide their teens and tweens through adolescence. This workshop series will break down best practices of effective parenting techniques, focusing on communication and relationship building.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn alongside parents experiencing similar challenges. Parents will walk away from each session with a depth of understanding, valuable new skills, Jewish framing, and a community of support.
Workshop session 1: Parents will learn and practice the basics of a motivational interviewing technique called OARS. This technique helps facilitate open conversations between parents and their tw/teens, the basis for enhancing their evolving relationship.
Workshop session 2: When dealing with challenging conversations with your tw/teen, it is important that parents bring their best selves to the table. During this session, parents will discuss, share, and reflect upon a series of important questions to ask themselves before entering potentially turbulent waters with your tw/teen.