Parents in the Know is a 10-week, professionally facilitated education and group support program for parents of teens. Some parents come to learn more about adolescent development and others come with more specific concerns such as their teen’s mental health, lack of motivation, substance use, abusive or aggressive actions and their defiant/rebellious attitude. Whatever brings parents to group, parents often tell us that the support from others and information on community resources helps them feel less alone and better prepared to parent their teen. This is all provided in a non-judgmental group setting.
Many parents report better relationships with their youth as a result of attending the program. Parents may also experience:
Increased confidence as a parent
Anger management skills and a better ability to defuse conflict
Better relationships with spouse and past partners
Knowledge of issues affecting their child’s lives
Increased ability to advocate on behalf of themselves and their families
Compassion for other families
Decreased isolation and greater friendship
Access to community resources
New coping and communication skills
Increased ability to address self-care
Comox Valley – Parenting Programs Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org – 250-338-7141.
BGCCVI Membership ($24.00 annually) is required for participation in this program. Program Resource Materials Fee- $20.00. Please note that this fee can be waived based on need.