Raising Teens with Confidence Opportunity

Dear Parent/Carer,

The teenage years can often feel like being on a rollercoaster for parents, carers and young people – plenty of highs, lows and uncertainty about what might be round the corner! The many physical, emotional and behaviour
changes that occur mean that adolescence can be a time of vulnerability as well as a time of great opportunity for young people.

St Augustine’s RC High school staff have all participated in the “Growing Confidence- Teenage Brains” course and thoroughly enjoyed it. We are now offering you this fantastic opportunity to do the “Raising Teens with
Confidence” course which aims to give parents and carers time to explore how they can best support their teenage children to navigate increasing independence and develop confidence, security and resilience, as well
promote emotional wellbeing in themselves.

Drawing on the latest research and findings around what helps support emotional wellbeing throughout life, the course will give you an opportunity to explore with other parents how the teenage years can be a time for the
whole family to ‘thrive rather than just survive’(Siegel 2014)!

The six session course will be held at St Augustine’s RC High School on the 6 Tuesdays between 19 April-24 May
at 6.30-8.30pm and cover the following topics:

  1. The Teenage Years: Why What You Do Matters!
  2. The Amazing Teenage Brain: What’s Going on in There?
  3. Risky Business: Managing Adventure, Risk and Resilience.
  4. It’s Good to Talk: The Importance of Staying Connected.
  5. The Brain Under Stress: Overcoming Setbacks and Promoting Resilience
  6. Looking After Your Own Wellbeing: Coping with the Changes.

There are limited places for the course so if you are interested please fill in the reply slip (attached document) and return it to Mrs Baird as soon as possible.