Parenting class in Dorset
The class, which will be facilitated by Linda Mitchell, will be to help parents understand "Tweens" - children that are no longer children, but no yet teenagers - as they are in a new stage of physical, emotional, and cognitive growth and development.
Understanding this age and the stage in their children's life can help parents to continue to have a positive relationship with their children.
Many parents have asked for information, or ways, to keep communication open, knowing when to talk and when to listen, encourage cooperation, responsibility and interdependence, establish new family rules and limits and how to have consequences, teaching versus punishment, preventing and/or reducing "risk behaviors," and strengthening family bonds.
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.