Parents of Pre-Teens and Teens – Support Calls – May-June (Wednesdays USA/Thursdays AU) (4)

Keeping close, letting go…get support as you navigate the teen years. Join a phone/video based call for parents of children aged 8 to teen, for between two and eight calls

Starting in May – Wednesdays 8p.m Pacific/Thursdays 1p.m. Eastern Australia

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Are you the parent of a child between 9 and 12 years old? Then you are the parent of a “pre-teen”! It’s a great age, and marks the beginning of the transition from childhood to adolescence. There’s a lot going on – for us and for them.

Join a group of dedicated parents for a series of Support Calls focussed on staying connected with our children as they head towards adolescence. Whether you are looking to keep your relationship strong as your child  moves into the teen years, or repair your connection and put your relationship onto a stronger footing,  these groups offer good support and company on the journey!

Family of mother with teen/preteen children lounging with pillowsSUPPORT CALLS – TIMES

USA (Pacific): Wednesdays 8p.m. from 3rd May; which is
Australia (AEDT): Thursdays 1p.m. from 4th May

CANT MAKE THAT TIME? Try Mondays at 5:30 Pacific

GOT YOUNGER CHILDREN?  Support Calls for parents of children 0-12.

DATES DON’T SUIT? Sign up for information about upcoming groups – phone based and in-person.

Mum and Boy, smiling at camera, huggingWHAT: Have your questions answered, and get support as you make plans and set goals for building closeness and co-operation with your Pre-Teen and Teen children.

WHEN:
USA/CANADA (pacific): Wednesdays, 8p.m. 05/03 05/10, 05/17, 05/24, 05/31, 06/07, 06/14 and 06/21.

Australia (AEDT):  Thursdays 1:00 p.m. 4/05, 11/05, 18/05, 25/05, 1/06, 8/06, 15/06, 22/06.

HOW: Dial in by phone or join the conference via your web browser from anywhere in the world.

COST: Between $US20 and $35 per call.  You decide what to pay based on your income and family circumstances.  You can join for between two and seven calls

GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY: 40% Off Optional Extra One-on-One Consultation:  If you sign up for the Support Calls, I am offering a 60 minute One-on-One consultation at 40% off the regular rate, to help you get started right away, or delve more deeply into using the Listening Tools in your family.  You’ll be able to follow this up in the Support Calls. You can book and pay when you register for the Support Calls.

REGISTER HERE if you are in Australia

REGISTER HERE if you are in USA or the rest of the world

FAQ

WHY GET TOGETHER WITH PARENTS OF PRE-TEENS?
WHAT WILL I GET FROM JOINING A SUPPORT CALL OR RESOURCE GROUP?
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HAND IN HAND PARENTING GROUP?
WHO CAN ATTEND? DO I NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH HAND IN HAND PARENTING?
HOW DO I LEARN MORE?
HOW BIG ARE THE GROUPS, AND HOW LONG TO THEY RUN?
TELL ME MORE ABOUT ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS.
WHAT HAVE OTHER PARENTS SAID ABOUT THESE GROUPS?
STAY IN TOUCH HERE

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WHY GET TOGETHER WITH PARENTS OF PRE-TEENS?

If you are the parent of a child between 9 and 12 year old, then you are the parent of a “pre-teen”! It’s a great age, and marks the beginning of the transition from childhood to adolescence. There’s a lot going on – for us and for them.

I’m really excited to be offering these phone based Support Calls for parents of pre-teens. I’m looking forward to meeting weekly on the phone with a bunch of other parents at this stage of parenting. Together we will build support, share our challenges and successes, help reduce stress levels, and learn about using the Hand in Hand Parenting Listening Tools with our children as they grow into young adults.

Our children are beginning a process of quite radical brain re-organisation, which along with the hormones of puberty, are responsible for major changes in behaviour and outlook.

And we parents are entering a very different phase of parenting – with at least 10 or so years behind us! We bring experience – we are not ‘newbies” anymore – but sometimes also weariness.

Plus, parenting always reminds us of how things were for us when we were young, and adolescence wasn’t always the easiest time in our own lives. Our own experiences influence how we parent, and this is just as much the case now as it was when our children were young – if not more so.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM JOINING A SUPPORT CALL?

Being in an ongoing group will help you build support around the work you do as a parent, reduce your stress level, and build connection in your family life. Parenting is challenging at the best of times. There is always lots of advice, but in short supply is a safe, non-judgmental place to:

  • make sense of that advice and plan for our parenting;
  • unload when things get tough;
  • hear that we are not alone;
  • be appreciated for how hard we try;
  • share successes and happy moments; and
  • reflect on our own stories and how these influence our parenting.

Being part of a Support Call can help you develop a support network which you can use to help solve your parenting challenges. In a Support Call, each parent has time to be listened to without interruption or advice giving, about their particular parenting challenges (or victories!). Getting a chance to be listened to in this way can often turn your day around, and over time, improves your capacity to connect with your children, and your flexibility in responding to their difficulties. Many parents will also build ongoing Listening Partnerships with other parents in the group.

Madeleine is an experienced Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor, and will provide mentoring and guidance as you try the Listening Tools in your family and share your experiences with the other parents on the call.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A HAND IN HAND PARENTING SUPPORT CALL?

  • brief introductions – what is going well in your family?
  • introduce and review the Hand in Hand Parenting Listening Tools as necessary.
  • share experiences of using the Listening Tools at home;
  • have questions answered;
  • each parent is listened to in turn in the group, in a confidential environment, without comment, judgement or advice.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

These groups are open to parents of children aged 9-12. It is preferable if you have some familiarity with the Parenting by Connection/Hand in Hand Parenting approach. If you are new to Hand in Hand, I recommend taking advantage of the discounted One-on-One Consultation which is available to participants who join the Support Calls. You can book and pay for this when you register for the Support Calls.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

For a good general introduction to Hand in Hand Parenting  and how it applies ot the Pre-Teen years, please see our free resources and materials for Parents of Pre-Teens

We recommend the “Listening To Children” 9 booklet set, published by Hand in Hand Parenting. If you are interested in getting a hard copy of these, please get in touch HERE and we will send you payment details. We will also include a CD of talks from Hand in Hand Parenting on common parenting topics. If you are in the US, the best way to purchase them is direct from Hand in Hand Parenting HERE. You can also purchase a digital version HERE.

For a more in-depth introduction, we can highly recommend the Short Online Parenting Courses on common parenting topics. If you are not sure, please contact Madeleine to discuss.

HOW BIG ARE THE GROUPS, AND HOW LONG TO THEY RUN?

Groups are limited to six participants, generally meet for four sessions, either via phone based conference call or in person. The length of time we meet will depend on how many people join the group, but it is usually 1.5 hours.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS.

I am offering an hour long One-on-One consultation at 40% off the regular price if you sign up for these Support Calls. This gives us the opportunity to get started straight away with understanding the challenges and strengths in your family. If you are new to Hand in Hand, I can introduce the approach tailored specifically for your parenting challenges.  If you are familiar, then we can dive more deeply into developing a Personalised Parenting Connection Plan for your family, to solve problems and help you build connection and closeness. You will then be able to use the Support Calls to follow up on that plan and have your questions answered as you implement it.

WHAT HAVE OTHER PARENTS SAID ABOUT THESE GROUPS?

“The adult-adult listening time has been great because I normally don’t have anyone to offload to.”

“I’ve found the listening time helpful as it is interesting to listen to where others are at and it’s a great opportunity to get things off your chest.”

“I’ve been surprised at how useful it has been just to have a chance to talk through what is going on. Things seem to become clearer. I know that no-one is going to judge me, or give me advice I don’t need.”

REGISTER HERE if you are in USA or the rest of the world

REGISTER HERE if you are in Australia

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