Being a teenager can be an exciting time of life. However, the physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence can also be very confusing. Teenagers may have difficulty talking to their parents and discussions can develop into arguments that are confrontational and stop communication altogether.
Parent-Teen Mediation is a specialized counselling service designed to improve communication in families experiencing parent-teen conflict. Skilled mediators help families to develop solutions that promote healthy and realistic expectations for both parents and teenagers. Mediators meet with family members at home, in an office, or in a community location that suits the interests of all parties.
Mediation services can help:
- Maintain or re-integrate teenagers into the family home
Resolve specific conflicts
Improve family communication
Foster mutual understanding
Arrange referrals to other support services
Parent-Teen Mediation is for families on the North Shore with children between the ages of 12 and 18 who are experiencing conflict with issues like expectations, curfews and other rules, behaviour, school, independence, and respect.
Parent-Teen Mediation can involve one to ten sessions over a maximum of three months and is available to all North Shore Residents at no cost.