Parenting in the pre-teen years

Parenting in the pre-teen years


During adolescence the brain undergoes some major changes that are not complete until the early 20s. Trying to change parenting routenes and create new ways of managing conflicts and expectations becomes increasingly difficult for many parents as their once amenable young person becomes determined to do things their own way even though they have little experience of the world. We know that trying to establish new parenting behaviour during adolescence is frequently unsuccessful, so changes and expectations need to be made before the onset of adolescence so that these have time to become established and routine.

We will be looking at establishing best practice in

  • Linking responsibilities and privileges as children develop
  • ‘Respectful’ but boundary led parenting – repositioning parents and children
  • Creating and maintaining effective communication
  • Conflict and oppositional behaviour management
  • Identifying and supporting mental health concerns from depression to eating disorders


Date: Wednesday 20th May 2020

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

Venue: Barnes Primary School,

Cross Street, Barnes, SW13 0QQ


Booking is required

Open to all, places cost £17.50

additional places can be added at checkout

Gill Hines

Education and Parenting Consultant

Working with parents, children and young people in their homes, their schools and other informal settings.

Providing advice and support through training, one to one and group work and best selling publications.

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