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For parents of teenagers

Understanding your teenager's brain

Find out what happens to the brain as a child hits adolescence and explains some of the changes in behaviour that you may notice. Written by NHS experts, health professionals and parents, this free online guide can be completed at your own pace.

To access the guide and get your free code, see Free online guides for parents.

Children and family centres

Your local children and family centre are offering a virtual timetable of activities and family support workers continue to offer telephone advice and support. To find out more about what is available, check out their facebook page or contact your local children and family centre.

Group Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P)

Effective parenting strategies for parents/carers of a teenager. This course is available free of charge through Warwickshire County Council. It runs for eight weeks and consists of four 2-hour sessions held weekly. This is then followed by three 15-30 minute weekly phone calls, then a final group session. The groups are usually small, 10-12 parents and cover a range of topics including:

  • effective parenting strategies
  • how to promote you teenager's development
  • how to manage common teenage behavioural and emotional problems
  • principles to help you deal with almost any situation that may arise

Held across the county, you can find out when the next course is available by selecting 'book on a parenting course' or contacting your local Children and Family Centre.

Online Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P)

This course is available free through Warwickshire County Council. It consists of 8 modules which can be completed once a week or more or less intensively depending on the time you have available. 

The course is suitable for families with pre-teens and teens can help you build a stronger relationship, negative boundaries and expectations, deal calmly with conflict and help them prepare for and handle tricky situations. Ongoing support is offered throughout the course.

For more information, ongoing support and to get your free access code, contact the Family Information Service on 01926 742274 or [email protected]

For general information on Triple P, please visit the Triple P website.

Surviving adolescence

The teenage years can be an emotional assault course for all concerned. A gulf can grow between parents and their children during adolescence. This webpage gives information about the process of adolescence and how the challenges which arise can be managed.

Care for the Family – Time Out for Parents

Care for the Family offer a range of parenting courses to support you and to help you build a strong and secure relationship with your child, whatever their age. They are run in community venues around the country and are usually made up of six 2-hour sessions, led by trained facilitators.

To find out more, please visit Care for the family website and to check course availability in your area.

Keeping your family safe online

A free two-hour session suitable for parents of older children and teenagers, covering: 

  • How young people are groomed online
  • How we can keep young people safe online
  • How we can monitor the websites they are looking at
  • How parents can apply security measures on young people's devices to keep them safe

To find out when and where the next course is running see the Safe in Warwickshire website.