FAQ for TeenMind
I have a kid who is in his/her teens. I have always sent them to workshops. Now you are asking me to attend a workshop? Why should I attend this program?
Teen Mind is a parenting workshop designed to make the parents understand about their teen’s brain and mind. Many times we find that the activities of our teenager is literally driving us crazy! They want to play when we want them to study, they are busy texting when we want to talk to them about something important, we are screaming about performance and they are busy building relationships….
How do we really handle these teens or should we let go? Are they only a bundle of hormones that we have no way to channelize? What is going on in their MIND? Do they have something called as Brain? Many parents are haunted by these questions and really in need of an answer not only for themselves but to save their teens as well.
This Session will help you to:
Identify and resolve the brain and behaviour related issues of typical teen.
Communication Strategies to hear them and make them listen to you.
Understand the real danger that our teens are in and safely bring them out of it.
Yes, this is an exclusive session for parents with teens. It is a place to get enlightened about the behaviour of your teen, take solace with the knowledge of the recent researches about the teen mind and brain and help them to achieve excellence and greater performance.
We will make sure that you will not regret this decision but enjoy it the most!
2. I find that I am unable to hold a proper conversation with my teen. Am I the only one like that or all parents face these problems. How can I get them speak with me openly?
Communication is not just the words that we use. It is more complex yet simple when we know the dance of communication! When it comes to communicating to a teen, it is definitely an art. Many parents struggle to get it right. When our communication does not fetch the expected results, we feel frustrated. Repeated instructions, heated arguments, blame games follow. The only conversation that seems to happen at home is the mediocre assigning of tasks – Do this, don’t do this.
Recent research says, if you want to stay in your teens life, you need to involve them in interesting conversations. Train their brain to associate your voice to interesting facts than as a task master. Irrespective of your best intentions, it is shocking to many parents to realise that it is a subconscious decision of the teen brain to associate your voice to a task master than as a care-taker.
If you are loosing your teen in the second line of your conversation, then this workshop is a must attend for you. The transaction analysis techniques taught here in the program will help you to undo the already done damage and create a new channel of communication. One you understand their ego state and feeling behind the communication and you can easily match their ego state and turn into a friend. Then they open up to you, seek your genuine guidance and involve you in their decisions.
Remember, only as a friend you can enter into your teen’s world and not as a parent.
3. I am already friendly with my kids. They have all liberty to be themselves with me. I do not their freedom in any way. I do not think, I need this workshop, do I?
Dear Parent, sorry to disappoint you, more than 80% of the teens lie to their parents even when they are given freedom to do whatever they do. Even more shocking news is that when parents give unlimited freedom to the teens, they think that their parents are not interested in their well being.
So it is not unconditional freedom that is going to help you teens to learn responsibility, but guided free space around them. The inspiring and interesting conversations that you have with them will be guiding factor for your friendliness and not the freedom you give.
You need to be a part of this workshop to understand the perils of unlimited freedom and how to create accountability and responsibility in your teens. You can enjoy your parenthood even more when you are equipped with the power of knowledge. You need not be over-expectation parent to be a part of this program.
4. My wife is the one who handles my teen. All that you have been saying is applicable to her. I absolutely have no problems with my teens. I do not think I need this program. Can she participate in it alone?
Just for a minute, think that you have swapped your position with your wife. You need to get everything done out of your teen. Right from getting up to completing assignments. Can you assure that you will have 0 problems with your teens? It is just that since you are not task master, you assume you have no issues.
If you have a teen at home, it is near impossible to have 0 issues, because it would contradict the behaviour of the teen brain itself. The teen mind and brain wants to have all fun, no responsibilities, all time in day dreaming, giving into distractions so easily, sleeping well past the school time etc., To handle all these brain related issues, you need to have the knowledge and strategy in place.
TeenMind is not a program for parents with troubled teens. It is workshop for all parents who have a teen at home! And it is a must attend for both the parents. We do not believe in one person attending it and sharing the information with the other. If you want to play a role in the life of your teen, then you should be here equipping yourself to mentor your teens.
5. It is only a 4 hour program. Will this give me a solution to all the problems that I have with my teen?
Very good question! It is only a 4 hour program, but it is designed in such a way that you can identify the root causes for the problems that you face with your teens. The problems that you face can be easily identified into two buckets – brain related issues or behaviour related issues.
The solutions for the both the kind of problems will be discussed – Strategies and communication skills. At the end of the program, you will leave with the satisfaction of understanding the black box of the teen mind and brain. And you would also enroll your teens for our teens workshop to help them learn what you enjoyed and learned with us!
6. The price of the program is for couple is 4000 Rs in chennai and 4500 Rs in other parts. Is it really worth it?
How much can you value, if your teen is able to confide in your his fears and seek your guidance at the right time without taking any bad habits? How much can you offer in value if your strained relationship with your teen is healed because of this course? Can you ever value it in money, if arguments you had with your teen has been reduced drastically?
Few things cannot be valued in money, and so is the services that we offer to the parents. We do not talk the common sense parenting advice that you can listen from your friends / relatives. Our workshops are unique, backed by science and psychology. You will learn real solutions to your problems. Hence the price is very nominal and it should not be a reason for you to skip the program.