Understanding Your Teenager

Contact Details

Contact name(s):  Pauline Baston
Address: 3 Aylesbury Crescent, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Telephone: 021 4871713
Mobile: 086 8519964
Email:  [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents in general, Parents of children 13-18, First time parents, Fathers
Theme/subject matter:  General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Chapters includetopics of boundaries, bullying in all forms and sexual expression.
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Can meet any needs of parents.
Programme aims: To: This programme is about starting the journey of becoming self-reliant and independent. Its aim is to prepare and help the parent as their teenager prepares to expand relationships beyond the family network. To prepare the parent for change/struggle/first steps towards independence as their teenager meets new challenges during their teenage years.
Resources used: Slideshow presentation, handouts derived from my lectures and training at UCC.

About the Facilitator

Name: Pauline Baston
Qualifications:  H.Dip. in Relationship Studies (UCC), Dip. Parent Mentoring (UCC) and Montessori Dip. in Education (London Mont. Centre).
Experience: 25 years experience working with children and parents through my playschool Aylesbury Preschool Playgroup. I have facilitated this course at Westgate Foundation. I have given talks to parents at primary and secondary schools, Ballincollig. I meet parents on a one-to-one basis. I am a registered tutor with Cork Education & Training Board, formerly VEC. I am a fully accredited member of IARM - Irish Association of Relationship Mentors.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cork
Local venue:  Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig or wherever classes are formed.
Other details about the location of the programme:  
Number of sessions: 8
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 - hours
When is the programme held? Evenings, At weekends, Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: €80