Parents Plus Adolescent Programme

Are you parenting teenagers? Could you do with sharing your experience, developing your skills and strengths for family life? The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme will be running in Killybegs starting on Wednesday 18th October. The course is FREE to attend. The Parent’s Manual is available at a cost of €10.

This is an evidence-based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years. The programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. The DVD for this programme illustrates well-researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers, with the aim of helping them grow into responsible young adults. As well as role-play scenes and interviews with parents, the DVDs include interviews with young people about what it is like to be a teenager and their views about what makes families run smoothly. Topics include:-

  • Getting to know and connecting with your teenager
  • Communicating positively and effectively
  • Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Negotiating rules and boundaries
  • Teaching teenagers responsibility
  • Positive discipline for teenagers
  • Managing conflict
  • Solving problems together

If you are interested in doing this course please phone 074 9733111 or 087 1736667.

The course is being organised and facilitated by Tír Boghaine with support from Tusla, Parents Plus and Parent Hub Donegal.


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  • Adele Gallagher 6th January 2018   Reply →

    I would love to attend. My son is 2 years away from tgat age bracket but I want to go into it being prepared.

  • Andrea Duffy 11th July 2020   Reply →

    I’m looking for information on any upcoming courses like this online or offline please

    • nicola 15th July 2020   Reply →

      Hi Andrea, at the moment it is hard to plan when courses will run for groups again but you could talk to one of the people who facilitates the course. You could phone the Donegal Parent Support Line on 1800 112277 (a freephone number) and ask to speak to one of the Family Support Workers who has run the Adolescent Programme. This would give you an opportunity to talk through whatever issues you want and get some guidance and support.

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