Communicating with your Adolescent

Can’t get through to your pre-teen or teen?
Is the frustration affecting your relationship?

The Communicating with your Adolescent workshop will support parents by targeting personal effectiveness in communication skills to enhance your relationship with your child. You will explore the origins of your communication style, better understand the communication styles used by others and develop personal communication skills.

You will gain a better understanding of your approach to the relationship, and specifically to communication with your adolescent. The workshop will enable you to develop valuable strategies and tools to become more effective in your communication, fostering a stronger relationship with your pre-teen or teen.

Topics include:

  • Self-awareness: understanding who you are and how you came to be at this point.
  • Active listening skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Being assertive
  • Practical tools and strategies

Investing a few hours now, will create a valuable roadmap for navigating those challenging teen years.

Best suited to:

Parents of adolescents aged 10 to 17 years


The workshop runs across four Monday evenings.
Thursday 10th May 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 17th May 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 24th May 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 31st May 7pm to 9pm

Light refreshments provided.


Family Life meeting room, 197 Bluff Rd, Sandringham

Your Facilitator:

Belinda Irvin has been conducting communication programs for over 10 years with much positive long term sustainable change for participants. She has a background in Social Science (Community Work), a Masters of Counselling degree and her earlier professional life was spent in Nursing and Midwifery. Belinda has also been a sessional lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has a wide range of experience working alongside families during significant life transition periods. A special interest is communication skill development and its vital importance in all relationships including parenting, spousal, conflict resolution and general connection to the wider community.


$240 per person ($215 concession)

Limited spaces available.  Maximum number of participants is 20.

Acceptance into this program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers being achieved and/or maximum numbers being reached. Heartlinks reserves the right to discontinue service should the facilitator deem a participant to be better suited to an alternative form of support.

Bookings and more information:

For more info, email or call (03) 8599 5488
To register online complete the below registration form

Workshop registration form for Communicating with your Adolescent

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