In the next few weeks I would have been running a series of parenting workshops here at Teen Tips head office. Obviously this is no longer possible but I know families need support right now so I have decided to run them as Live Online Talks instead. There are some for parents and some for teenagers.
Each hour-long, talk, hosted live by me can be accessed from your computer, tablet or phone at home. You will be able to ask questions, which I will endeavour to answer during the allotted time or take up separately with you if needed.
In these challenging times, I want to help as many families as I can and am therefore delivering these talks at a much reduced price of £6 per person, per session. Couples and siblings can obviously watch together.
Please note: due to limitations in Zoom, we are unfortunately unable to move your talk to a different time slot. If you are worried about getting the tech up and running, please get in touch.
Before making your booking, please read the very simple instructions at the bottom of this page. Please note places are limited and if you miss the talk we unfortunately cannot transfer you to another one.
Depending on demand, we will release new dates for this course on a weekly basis. Please sign up to our parents mailing list to be kept informed.
Monday 30th March – 5.30pm-6.30pm
Looks at the personal, social and environmental factors affecting mental health. It considers which of these factors we can influence as parents and what strategies we can give them to manage the rest.
Monday 6th April – 5.30pm-6.30pm
Right now technology is our friend. It is how we will remain connected during times of isolation and it can provide almost limitless entertainment but that does not mean it should become a free for all. As parents you need to understand the positives and negatives of your children’s online world and encourage responsible digital use. This talk will give you the latest guidelines on screen time; screen use and the pitfalls to be aware of. It come with free access to our screen contract and a guide to negotiating the boundaries around screen time.
I hope that these sessions will prove helpful to you, as we all continue our parenting journey at a very testing time.
Monday 30th March – 3pm-4pm
This talk is designed to promote self awareness and self management skills to build emotional resilience and prevent mental health problems. Look at the science of thoughts and emotions to show how we have a great deal more control over our feelings than most of us believe. We will explore techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and neuroscience that young people can use to help themselves. This is particularly important in today’s world where too many of us have constant low levels of the stress hormones in our systems leading to serious long term health problems.
IMPORTANT: If you have never used Zoom before, and have not already created an account, you must do this now, before trying to join the Talk. This process can take time while waiting for a confirmation from Zoom, so don’t leave till the last minute! You can do this by downloading the Zoom app on a tablet/phone and choosing “Sign-Up”, or visit zoom.us and register for an account that way. Please use the email account also associated with Paypal, to sign up to Zoom.
So you don’t miss out on future sessions and advice please register as a ‘parent’ to keep updated – we will announce all talks and send parenting tips by email to this list.
With all good wishes,
BACP Accredited Therapist, Parent Coach, Speaker, Author & Mother
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