Our Teen Building Programme

Our Teen Building programme is about helping parents develop their capabilities to work with their young people. We do this by:


  • Sharing practical tools, techniques and approaches

  • Sharing of ideas and best practice

  • Creating a supportive group that provides an ongoing resource


Our core programme covers:


  1. The challenge of parenting teens/ tweens

    • Challenge of parenting teens / tweens .. why is it so hard?

    • Teen brain.. what’s happening inside the head of your teen/ tween?

    • Adult response.. what impact does that have on us?

  2. Nature of parent-child relationships

    • Family systems.. leading edge thinking on family dynamics 

    • Tools to help understand communication within families

  3. Conflict management

    • Adlerian ideas on how to help teens

    • Cognitive  behavioural theory- ideas on how to coach your teen / tween

    • Dealing effectively with issues –application of the ideas into practice

  4. Next Steps

  • Change – handling change and transitions


We offer the programme over 3 evening sessions or one full day session.

Testimonial following one of our courses:


"Recently, I attended a parenting course with the NTT - it was a course like no other.... I finally realised I am not alone!!

It was good to know that other parents go through similar issues to mine.  It was great, because it was the first time I started to understand what is going on in the teens brain.... it's like a messy bedroom. Kerry explained it beautifully.

Then we talked and various scenarios were acted out which really helped me to understand my son.  It was a great day, I met some fantastic mums and the food was outstanding!! I highly recommend it if you are interested in having a happy home life." - Florence, attended our course in January

Why are National Teen Trust courses different?


What can I expect from the day?

You can expect to talk, to listen, to understand and to share...to learn lots and to have fun, to be in a warm, welcoming environment with nice food and even nicer people!

Why does it cost more when other parenting workshops/courses are £25 or free?

Many other courses are provided, hosted and funded by local authorities to address a specific need or issue.

We are offering more than a parenting course; this is 6 hours of a mixture of learning psychoeducational tips and strategies, a chance to share your thoughts and be listened to without being judged and creating a network of sharing and support, very much like the NCT...it doesn't just end after the 6 hours either, the day will work towards an ongoing programme of workshops, meetings and signposting to further specific support if necessary.

Parenting - one of the most difficult times of our lives!
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