Restorations: Helping Parents Reclaim Their Angry Teen

Often parents get stuck in a non-productive interaction with their difficult, angry, or oppositional teens.  When this happens, attempt at family therapy or attempts to coach parents in effective limit setting are often unproductive.  This workshop presents a five step process which can be used in group or individual therapy designed to change the parent/child interaction and helps restore relationships between parents and teens.  Participants will: Develop an understanding of the destructive developmental dynamics that often dominates the relationship between parents and difficult children, will develop an understanding of how teens engage parents in power struggles and how to assist parents in avoiding the trap.: teach parents how too avoid critical communication errors with teens known as “relationship breakers,” will learn strategies for helping parents set effective limits with teens, and learn methods of helping parents retire relationships with their teen.