The brilliant Kit Messenger from Changing Chances joined us this morning for a live chat about raising teens and dealing with conflict. She gave us some great parenting advice about how to have those difficult conversations, when to have them, and how to ask the right questions of your teen to get a positive outcome.
If you’ve had battles over homework, staying out, not helping with the housework… and all the rest! then it’ll be well worth a watch. It’s just 32 minutes long.
We’ll be chatting with Kit again in the coming weeks, so if you have any questions, leave a message in the comments below.
Do you tread on eggshells around your child? Do you feel that your child has control over what happens in the home?
Each month Make (Good) Trouble highlights a charity or organisation that provides a service to families, young people and professionals to support them, ensure they feel heard, and let them know that they are not alone.
This month, we’re supporting Capa First Response CiC, supporting families impacted by Child or Adolescent to Parent Abuse. They offer support to parents, carers and young people via their online platforms, telephone, text and face-to-face sessions.
Are you impacted by your sibling’s behaviour in the home? Do you get caught up in arguments between your parents and your sibling?
Often when there is an issue between a parent and a child, all the other children in the home are impacted too. Siblings can be forgotten or labelled as ‘the easy child’ and ignored as they ‘just get on with it’.
Capa understands the impact on siblings and that there is often little or no support available. They are able to offer signposting and support, especially to anyone impacted by a child using violence or abuse in the home.
Capa recently received funding from ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’ allowing them to continue offering Live FREE 20-minute advice and support sessions on Friday afternoons for the next six months, as well as one-to-one sessions at a much reduced rate for families. For information and to book a session, contact Capa by email: email@example.com.
It is estimated up to 3% of families in the UK have a child who is considered to be abusive towards their parent/s or carer.
We spoke to the REBOOT Sussex team this morning about their work with at-risk teens – those at risk of being involved in crime as well as being a victim of crime. REBOOT uses a pioneering one-to-one, tailored approach to supporting young people, partnering them with a mentor youth coach, in order to keep them away from crime and building skills and resilience. It fills a gap to help those on the periphery of criminal activity and leads them on to more positive behaviours.
In the Q&A they discussed what parents could do if they have concerns about their child – and also how to spot signs of them being drawn into criminality.
Daisy Cresswell from Make (Good) Trouble was joined by REBOOT Operational lead, Roisin Vafaee , John Wilkes, Head of Partnerships for the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, and Laura Hussey, REBOOT Youth Worker.