Parenting program at community centre
A five-session Tuning in to Teens parenting program will be held at the Peninsula Community Centre in Woy Woy every Tuesday from May 28 until June 25.
Presented by Uniting's Reconnecting Parents and Adolescent Team, the program is designed for parents of adolescents aged between 10 and 18 years.
The Tuning in to Teens program aims to equip parents with the skills to take a more emotionally intelligent approach to parenting, as well as giving parents the knowledge to help their teens develop emotional intelligence for themselves.
Coast Community Connections chief Mr Bruce Davis said the organisation was hosting the program following requests from parents.
The program is free to attend but bookings are recommended as space is limited.
For further information and bookings, contact the Peninsula Community Centre on 02 4341 9333.
Media release, 15 May 2019
Alison Steele, Coast Community Connections
"Emotional intelligence can be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ," he said.
"It's a quality that is looked on with ever-increasing importance to both personal and professional success in life.
"These sessions are a valuable source of information for parents from all walks of life and provide a platform to gain a better understanding of teens, how to connect with them, and as a parent, how you can help set them up for success later in life," he concluded.
Based off of the success of the 2018 program, Coast Community Connections will again be hosting
The sessions will teach parents valuable emotional coaching skills allowing them to develop a better understanding of their teen as well as help their teen learn to effectively manage their emotions and deal with conflict.