Course descriptionThis 6-week course is aimed at parent/carers/grandparents of teenaged or pre-teen children. The course aims to help each member to understand the changes that young people are experiencing and how a parent can help them through. During the teen years young people are searching for independence which can cause conflict we discuss ways to handle this.
Entry requirementsNo prior knowledge.
What you will learnWhat is the goal of parenting? The importance of understanding our child’s/ young person’s temperament and their love language. Investigating why it’s tough being a teenager and how parents can help. Building self- esteem in teens. The importance of communication and listening. Discovering different parenting styles and recognising our own and how our parenting style can affect teens. Discover that conflict is normal and how to handle these times in the family. How to encourage responsibility in young people. How to talk to young people about the difficult issues that they face with regard to relationships and current trends in adolescent behaviour.
How you will learn on this courseThis course is led by two qualified parenting facilitators who are tutors within the college in an informal and non-threatening environment. There will be tutor input, role play, discussion in pairs, small groups and as a whole group, as well as time for individual reflection. The use of power point and clips from you tube and DVDs. A Student Learning Record is provided for goal setting and reflection.
How you will be assessed on this course1. Identify the different temperament types of children.
2. The importance of meeting their Children’s emotional needs.
3. Identify their teens and their own love language.
4. Explain some physical, intellectual, emotional, and social changes during adolescence.
5. Describe ways in which parents can support these changes effectively.
6. Identify how we can help our teens become more independent.
7. Identify parenting style.
8. Identify ways that block communication.
9. Practise active listening and using empathy.
10. Identify their way of handling conflict.
11. Practise negotiation skills.
12. Identify some goals behind challenging behaviour.
13. Seek solutions to personal situations/ problems, ways of handling conflict.
14. Identify current trends in adolescent behaviour.
15. List possible negative consequences of some behaviour.
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)Not applicable to this course.
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson timeA focussed activity each week.
What you need for your courseA course handbook is provided.
What you need to bring to the first classPens and paper if you want to take notes but a course handbook is provided.
What you can do nextFurther courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres).
If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.
Additional informationAt the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.
All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency.
All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
Venue information5 Brampton Road,
Kent DA7 4EZ
Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.
Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422
Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.
For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking