It’s not the 1970's or 80's anymore. Today’s fast-paced, achievement oriented culture demands much of adolescents and their parents.
Teens are in the midst of the most rapid developmental growth since they were in preschool. So many changes and expectations converge during the middle and high school years—brain-based changes, maturing bodies, social pressures, increased academic expectations and demands for more independent functioning. It’s no wonder teens are often tired, moody, unpredictable and difficult to reach!
Parents face a dazzling array of pressures, worries, expectations and responsibilities themselves. The world seems bigger and the risks higher then when you were a teen. Parents want and need to help their teen with friendship issues, relationships and sexuality, alcohol and drug use, internet safety, self-esteem, body image, managing stress and more. From helping your middle-schooler survive her friendships to getting your senior off to college, parents are expected to guide, supervise, educate, encourage and keep their children safe.
- Being Pro-Active
- Understanding Teen Culture
- Learning Practical Skills for Parenting Teens
- Problem-solving and Sharing with Other Parents
Tammy Finch, PhD has created SkillSense, a business dedicated to helping tweens, teens and their parents navigate life’s transitions with skill and common sense. Dr. Finch is a licensed school psychologist with years of experience working with children of all ages, parents and schools. Parent education through SkillSense teaches you what you need to know to help your teen navigate life’s transitions, helping you teach her how to be safe, independent, responsible and ready for her next steps in life.
Individual, group and workshop formats are available. Customized programming for special interest groups is also available to meet your unique needs. Sample topics include:
- Girls, Girls, Girls: Be Sweet, Be Mean
- Staying Connected: Mom and Daughters in Conversation
- Middle School Madness: Parenting Tweens
- Indulgence & Affluence: Have I Raised A Spoiled Brat?
- Talking About S-E-X
- Yes You Can: Building Resilience
- That Was Then, This Is Now: The Culture of Adolescent Substance and Alcohol Use
- Dads Are Important Too: How You Can Help Your Daughter Survive Girl World
- Cyber-savvy Parents
- Girl in the Mirror: Building Your Daughter’s Self Esteem
- The Home Stretch: Parenting Your High Schooler
View the workshop calendar to sign up for upcoming parent workshops.
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She knows how to get to the teens level of thinking and to be in their heads – to understand their fears and joys and sadness.~ A Mom > view more testimonials