Talking to Teenagers: Effective communication strategies around difficult issues

Our Youths love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority – they show disrespect for their elders and love to chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when their elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up food and tyrannise teachers.

Socrates 469-399 BCE

Exploring the neuroscience behind the developing teenage brain and models of communication this three-hour course considers, given the emotional turmoil that so many teenagers can experience, what are the best ways of engaging and communicating with Teenagers.

Using experiential techniques, the training places an emphasis on skill development and uses role play and case studies to consider the ways of listening and communicating with a Young Person who may be experiencing difficulties. The focus of the training is places on listening skills and uses Transactional Analysis as its theoretical base.

Considering the ways in which we engage and some of the (unconscious) psychological ‘Games’ that can be played by both the adult and the young person we look at the ways that these can be recognised and possibly avoided.

The course then looks at ways that new methods of communication can be formed by both the adult and the young person that can help them be more resilient and develop greater empathy, compassion and understanding of the others point of view.

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