Family Learning: Understanding your Teenager (FEO04CB22)


Online Course, Aspire Cloud

10:00 - 13:00


3 hours x 4 sessions

Karen Fraser

03456 01 01 61

What is the course about?

This is a free, online, 12-hour course for parents, guardians and carers of children and teenagers in West Sussex.

The aim of this course is to enable parents to positively discuss the changes experienced by adolescents and their families and how to best support their teens grow into happy and confident adults.

Parenting courses are not interventions and the tutor will not tell parents “how it’s done,” rather they are discussion-based with time to share experiences, ideas, concerns and possible solutions.

Content will include all/some of the following:
Tutors will facilitate and encourage discussion in a secure environment, the expectations and concerns of the learners will be used to inform the planning and content of the course to meet learners' needs.

• A look at adolescent development and the impact on the family.
• A discussion on appropriate expectations.
• Ideas for problem solving and negotiation techniques.
• Discussion on positive communication skills and how to practise them.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

You don’t need any previous experience to attend these sessions, just an interest in discussing experiences and sharing ideas with other families’ on supporting your teenagers.

What do I need to bring with me?

This is an online course delivered using Teams, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners. Learners will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as they would in the classroom.

There will be discussion and demonstration. You will have opportunities to discuss and ask questions – this is an interactive course with the tutor present throughout.

You can access the session for free by downloading Microsoft Teams on your mobile, tablet, laptop or computer.   

Bring a pen and paper for your own notes.

Are there any additional costs?

No, Aspire Family Learning courses are free to residents of West Sussex.

What can I do next?

If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor. Information can also be obtained by contacting Aspire enquiries on 0345 6010161 or by e mailing [email protected] Aspire Sussex offers a wide programme of courses which include: Family Learning courses to support families with learning, wellbeing, English, language and/or maths; professional qualifications; leisure learning; training to help you find work and/or progress within the workplace.    

Course Location

Online Course
Aspire Cloud
West Sussex
ZZ99 9ZZ