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Understanding your Teenager - ASH/115583/K/PF

Location: Delivered online

Family Learning courses are engagement courses, helping families move back into learning.

These courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, so we must restrict the number of courses that any individual learner can do. These courses are free, and we would like to be able to offer them to as many people in Kent as possible.

YOU MAY ONLY ENROL ON ONE PARENTING COURSE OR ONE CREATIVE FAMILY LEARNING COURSE.
IN ADDITION, YOU MAY ENROL ON ONE ENGLISH, MATHS OR LANGUAGE COURSE.
THESE GUIDELINES APPLY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR (1ST AUGUST 2021 TO 31ST JULY 2022).

Priority for places is given to NEW LEARNERS.
Please do not enrol unless you are confident that you will attend, as any no shows could have benefitted another family.


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This online course is for mothers, fathers and carers with children who live in Kent.
This is an adult only course.

It is designed to: Enable parents to positively discuss the changes experienced by adolescents and their families and how to best support their teens grow into happy and confident adults.

Parenting courses are not interventions and the tutor will not tell parents “how it’s done,” rather they are discussion-based with time to share experiences, ideas, concerns and possible solutions.


Content will include all/some of the following:
Tutors will facilitate and encourage discussion in a secure environment. The expectations and concerns of the learners will be used to inform the planning and content of the course to meet learners' needs.

• A look at adolescent development and the impact on the family.
• A discussion on appropriate expectations.
• Ideas for problem solving and negotiation techniques.
• Discussion on positive communication skills and how to practise them.