Parents of Tweens and Teens Online Coaching Program
Joyful Parenting Coaching's Parents of Teens Coaching Program combines the best of group online webinars and a community support forum to master the 6 C's of Effective Parenting: Clarity, Communication, Connection, Consistency, Consequences and Community. Find the balance needed for teens between starting to let them go while still being present and supportive by joining this 6 week course today!
5 Weeks to Clarity and Connection: The Joyful Parenting Coaching :
PARENTS OF TEENS ONLINE COACHING PROGRAM
YOU HAVE JUST A LITTLE TIME LEFT WITH YOUR KIDS BEFORE THEY ARE ADULTS. SIGN UP TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT.
Parenting is a skill! Parenting a teen is an even more special skill!
The biggest challenge in parenting a teen is finding that balance between being there for them and pulling back, so they have enough space to practice being independent while you are still there to catch them if they fall.
ARE YOU SEEKING TO STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEEN EVEN AS HE OR SHE MOVES AWAY FROM YOU?
This is a really tricky time. Your teen is torn between fear of the future and wanting to stay within the safety your home provides, and you are torn between the fear of losing them and the prospect of enjoying more flexibility and freedom in your life with your teen gone.
Your teen will leave all too soon. In the meantime, there are a lot of milestones and drama to weather.
IT’S CONVENIENT! No driving across town, no finding parking. In fact, you can not only access this from your home computer, you can download the zoom app and get it on your phone, which means you might be participating in class while sitting in the car, waiting to pick you teen up! I get it. We have to work in things however we can.
IT’S FLEXIBLE! Can’t make every class? Can’t attend the whole hour? No worries. Every class will be recorded and sent to participants with a copy of the slide deck.
Why join a group program and not just read a book?
My husband would probably break out in hives before he would join a group coaching class. But growing up in India with extended family all around him, parenting conversations happened regularly over family meals. Unlike most of us, he had direct contact on a weekly or even daily basis with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. When he needed advice, he knew exactly where to turn. Even I have shared the benefit of having my mother-in-law live with me. I have often sat down at the kitchen table with my parenting woes and walked away with greater clarity and calm. I wish all parents could have that kind of support. That is why I created the Parents of Teens program.
With this program you will
•Get clear on your goals and priorities for the remaining teen years.
•Find the balance between how much independence to give your kids and when to step in.
•Continue to set clear limits about your expectations for your teen's behavior.
•Parent with confidence so you can stay present and connected with your kids even as they move away.
Session I: Clarity: Know Your Values and Priorities
Session II: Communication--What is Needed at This Stage--with your parenting partner and with your teen.
Session III: Connection: Solidifying or Adjusting the Activities and Rituals that Bond You Together Even in the Face of Teenage Indifference and Using Family Meetings to Support Your Teen's Growing Independence
Session IV: Consistency and Consequences: Continuing to Be the Anchor for Your Teens Even as They Ride Turbulent Seas
Session V: Community: Moving towards being the resource and supporter rather than the commander-in-chief
We meet 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursdays, January 10-February 7, 2019.
A One-on-One Coaching Session
Within the first two weeks of the program, I will do a c coaching session with parents to help identify problem areas and set key goals for the program.
Private Facebook Group
The Joyful Parenting Coaching private Facebook Group (not to be confused with the public one) gives you a safe place to share triumphs and tribulations, to ask questions and to connect with other parents. This is your village! I am on Facebook all the time jumping in with my years of experience.
WHAT A DEAL! Investment for the 5 on-line webinars, the one-on-one coaching session and access to the private FB group is only $197.
Why This Program Now?
You've been parenting for years. Why do a parenting program now? Two reasons.
One, parenting teens is tricky. You have to parent them differently than little kids because you have to start adjusting to the role of guide. Think of your own relationship with your parents. Do they still drive you nuts occasionally because they treat you like they know best and have the right to tell you what to do with your life? I hope that as your teens become adults you want to be their trusted resources--not a nagging voice they want to push away. And you can achieve that, but the transition cannot happen all at once. You have to start now and do it gradually.
Reason Two is that many of the support groups you had when your kids were growing up have grown apart by now. People are busy. Many have moved away. Even when your kids are teens, having a group of parents to travel the road with will make a difference. Getting help will make you more effective. That will save time, energy and angst. By committing to 5 Online Sessions, you provide yourself the structure that will keep you committed to really examining your goals for this last stage of hands-on parenting. How you parent your teen will set the course for relationship with your adult child. SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE PARENT OF TEENS COACHING PROGRAM.
Why with Elisabeth Stitt?
In twenty-five years of teaching, I taught Kindergarteners through 12th Graders but most of my years were spent with 7th and 8th graders. Close to 3000 student contacts later, I have a sample size that is bigger than most scientific studies. That really means I have seen it all. All kinds of kids, all kinds of families. When I shifted to parenting coaching, I continued to mentor and coach my former students as they navigated their way through the high school years. And many parents have sought me out to walk along side them as they anticipate an empty nest. LET ME BE YOUR GUIDE!