Thank you to the parents who attended the talk; Adolescence in Perspective - Challenges for Teenagers and Parents.

Thanks to our wellbeing programme,Gareth Jones organised an engaging evening, which was thought provoking and informative. Our presenters Heli Sarin-Yates and Elizabeth Howell referred to a number of books on the evening and for your information they have been captured above. Parents were asked for their key takeaways:

“I liked when Elizabeth said parenting is not a natural skill so if you parent “naturally” you are most likely parenting how you were parented. And if you didn’t like any of that…think about what you want to change.” Another offered, “when bicycles came out, they were the “devil” because children could leave their own neighbourhoods for the first time. Now it may be mobile phones. So the challenges keep changing, but focusing on respectful and thoughtful communication is always the goal”

If you have any questions left unanswered or you did not want to ask on the evening, you can contact Elizabeth or Heli.