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Positive Parenting

Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’. As Dr Michael Carr-Gregg observes, parenting has changed dramatically over the past twenty years, with the journey from childhood to young adulthood a much more complex path with '..many more risk factors and a lot less protective factors.' 

Research shows that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people is a close relationship with a supportive adult. With the mental health of today’s young people being at an all time low, parents need to familiarise themselves with practical skills, knowledge and strategies when it comes to raising teenagers.

Numerous studies suggest that the best adjusted children are reared by parents who find a way to combine warmth and sensitivity with clear behavioural expectations.  Yet many parents are failing to set clear boundaries, which is unfortunately making children feel less secure.  Additionally, many parents today are overprotective, resulting in children being less independent, unable to problem solve or self regulate.  

Parenting through the teenage years can be fraught with anxiety for many parents with uncertainty about whether strategies used in primary school are still appropriate.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents can explore short infomative videos on topics such as:

  • What are the common mistakes parents make with teenagers?
  • Does parenting affect academic performance and outcomes?
  • What is the most effective discipline when dealing with teenagers?
  • Should parents be saying 'No' more often?

We hope that you take time to read and reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition.

 

 

 

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Positive Parenting

Despite the best efforts of parents around the world, the reality is there is no such thing as the ‘perfect parent’. As Dr Michael Carr-Gregg observes, parenting has changed dramatically over the past twenty years, with the journey from childhood to young adulthood a much more complex path with '..many more risk factors and a lot less protective factors.' 

Research shows that one of the most important protective factors in the lives of young people is a close relationship with a supportive adult. With the mental health of today’s young people being at an all time low, parents need to familiarise themselves with practical skills, knowledge and strategies when it comes to raising teenagers.

Numerous studies suggest that the best adjusted children are reared by parents who find a way to combine warmth and sensitivity with clear behavioural expectations.  Yet many parents are failing to set clear boundaries, which is unfortunately making children feel less secure.  Additionally, many parents today are overprotective, resulting in children being less independent, unable to problem solve or self regulate.  

Parenting through the teenage years can be fraught with anxiety for many parents with uncertainty about whether strategies used in primary school are still appropriate.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents can explore short infomative videos on topics such as:

  • What are the common mistakes parents make with teenagers?
  • Does parenting affect academic performance and outcomes?
  • What is the most effective discipline when dealing with teenagers?
  • Should parents be saying 'No' more often?

We hope that you take time to read and reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition.