What Is The Parenting Teenagers Course?

The Parenting Teenager Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, co-authors of The Marriage Book, The Parenting Book and The Marriage Course. They have been married for over fourty years, have four children, 6 grandchildren and are on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton - the London church that started the Alpha course.

Drawing on their own experience of bringing up four children and having talked to thousands of parents over the years on their parenting courses, Nicky and Sila Lee bring fresh insights and time-tested values to the task of parenting.

Who is it for?

The Parenting Teenager Course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers of children aged 11 – 18 years.

What can we expect?

The Parenting Teenager Course is made up of five weekly sessions lasting 2½ hours, including time for a meal. Each session can be split into two if preferred and run over ten shorter sessions lasting 1½ hours.

Each session consists of a video talk and small group discussions, and parents are expected to do the homework section before coming for the next session. The topics include:

  • Keeping the end in mind

  • Meeting our teenager’s needs

  • Setting boundaries

  • Developing emotional health

  • Helping them make good choices


Why do the Course?

Parenting Teenagers is harder than ever for most parents today.

No role we undertake is more important than parenting.

We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. Meeting our teenagers’ deepest needs, setting healthy boundaries, helping to develop their emotional health and teaching them how to make good choices takes skill and dedication. Taking time to reflect on our end goal can help us to build our relationship with our teenagers now.

Why is the cost?

The cost of the course will vary at different venues. A basic charge is made to cover the cost of the meals and materials. 

What others say? 

"Having attended the course, I discovered my own shortcomings in dealing with my teenager in undesirable situations.  I have learnt to communicate more and treat my teenager as an individual."

"I have learnt a lot of values and experiences from the group discussions and realized others are going through the same challenges as mine as a parent to my teenagers."