This is a series of 5 sessions designed to help any parent or caregiver of children aged 11 to 18 years old. Join us at Hillside on Tuesdayevenings at 7pm, starting on October 18th.

Contact Helen Brown at or phone

604-499-4338 or Shannon for more info: or phone 604 984 0621.

Parenting teenagers is harder than ever for most parents today.

Parenting Redefined

The aim of The Parenting Teenagers Course is to equip parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 11-18 years old with strategies to build a healthy relationship while guiding them into adulthood.

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.

‘The course, while based on Christian principles, is relevant and helpful for any parent with or without a Christian faith or church background.’


The Parenting Teenagers Course is for every type of parenting situation, including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.

Over five sessions (or ten shorter ones) you will discover practical tools to help you:

  • Keep your long-term aim in mind

  • Meet your teenagers’ needs

  • Set effective boundaries

  • Help develop your teenagers’ emotional health

  • Pass on values and help them make good choices

A warm, welcoming and encouraging atmosphere awaits you whether it be in a home, restaurant, cafe, community hall, church or school. Each session begins with something to eat and drink and follows with practical talks that are informative and fun, perhaps presented live or played on DVD. They include filmed clips of parents and teenagers sharing their own experiences, street interviews and advice from parenting experts. Small groups based on the age of your oldest child will help you to discuss the challenges you are facing and how to establish long term strategies. Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small group discussions.