Mother and son

Parenting teenagers can be a challenging experience for all involved.  We believe that evidence-based, effective communication strategies can assist in maintaining a holistic family environment. Our parenting programs focus on assisting parents who are having difficulties parenting their teenagers. The programs provide practical support to equip parents with communication skills and connect them to a supportive community of parents in similar situations.

These programs enable participants to learn new parenting techniques and gain more confidence in their parenting skills in an inclusive environment.

The 'Understanding Teens' program is funded by ACT Policing.

Session outline:

Week 1 - Parenting styles and emotional development
Week 2 - Effective communication and Circles of Security
Week 3 - Managing anger, violence, and peer influence
Week 4 - Assumptions, expectations, and past experiences
Week 5 - Conflict resolution, goal setting, house rules, and values

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Northside location

Melba Copland College Board Room, Senior Campus, Admin Block, Verbrugghen St, Melba

Dates: 3 May to 31 May, 2017

Time: Wednesdays, 7.00-9.00pm


Southside location

PCYC Erindale Centre, Grattan Court, Wanniassa

Dates: 1 May to 29 May, 2017

Time: Mondays, 7.00-9.00pm


For more information or to make a referral, please contact our General Manager:

Stephen Imrie

P : (02) 6222 8100

E : referral (a) pcyc.net.au