Help, There is a Teenager in my House

This workshop focuses on the challenges and exciting possibilities of parenting teenagers. First, we will look at physical, social and emotional changes that take place during teenage years and explore how these changes impact our children’s relationships with us and the world around them. Next, we will discuss how our parenting also changes to meet “where our children are at,” developmentally. Here, we will discuss setting boundaries, discipline, communication and parenting styles, finding balance, and (re)building relationships. This workshop is for all present and future parents of teenagers who would like to laugh and learn: laugh about our mistakes (present and future) and learn, in a non-judgmental environment, how to best support our children.

Facilitator:  Nana Gulic is Doctor of Philosophy student at OISE’s Social Justice Education Department. She is a Child and Youth Worker with 19 years of experience in working with youth in Canada and internationally. With youth empowerment and engagement as the guiding premise, she worked in residential group homes, community development programs, elementary schools and international organizations. Her academic and professional passions are social and emotional skill development and democratic education. Nana is also a mother to a 12-year old boy for whom she wishes to become a caring, empathic and engaged citizen.