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Team up with your teenager

23 June 2021 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bridging the Teen-Parent Divide through Collaborative Parenting

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” – Aristotle

Are you struggling to effectively get through to your teen? Do you feel like lack of communication is building a wall between you both? Let’s be honest, being a parent is no easy feat. While most of us come from a place of infinite and unconditional love for our kiddos, many of us (although we may not all admit it) only have so much patience, emotional capacity, and energy to pour into our loved ones – especially when it comes to raising a resilient, responsible, and happy teen. The teenage years can be confusing to navigate through for both teens and parents and are often riddled with mind-blowing misunderstandings, frustrating interactions, resentment, or anxiety. This can put a load of unnecessary strain on the teen-parent relationship – after all, this is a first-time experience for you both!

Old-school parenting styles which emphasise fear-based methods (i.e., threats and punishments) are no longer relevant nor effective when raising this 21st century generation of teens. So, what’s the emotionally healthy alternative? The key to raising a happy teenager and creating a positive teen-parent alliance is by changing with the times (as most teens will tell you) and adopting a “Collaborative Parenting” approach which cultivates mutual communication through an inclusive approach involving all family members.

This workshop will help you understand your teenager better by:
•    Gaining insight into what collaborative parenting is
•    Understanding your current parenting style
•    Putting yourself in your teen’s shoes
•    Learning about some of the collaborative parenting tools you can use at home

If you’re looking to get closer to your teenager and develop healthy mutual cooperation, then this workshop is for you!

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two of our events as a guest. After you have attended two of our events, we strongly encourage you to become a PrimeTime member if you wish to participate further.

About the Speaker

Dr. Vanessa von Auer

Dr. Vanessa von Auer (DPsych, MCounselling), is a Clinical Psychologist (www.vapc.sg) and the founder of the Integrated International School (www.iis.edu.sg).

About the speaker: Dr. Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist, Special Needs Educator/Advocate, and one of Singapore’s leading Parenting Experts with over 16 years of experience helping children and families overcome some of the most challenging stages of their lives. Her expertise has been featured in various media platforms such as Expat Living, Channel News Asia and Her World. Vanessa’s unique clinical approach stems from her outlook on life which is to “wake up with gratitude, bravery, and passion every day, and by doing so, contribute to others’ lives with love, kindness, respect and compassion”.

She is also the Founder and CEO of the Integrated International, one out of only two international schools to offer both mainstream and special education, with a personal mission to redefine the way success is measured. In addition, Dr. Vanessa, was the Vice President of the EMDR Singapore Association for 3 years and consulted as a Senior Psychologist at the Child Development Unit, at the National University Hospital for over 3 years. She is also qualified to conduct psycho-educational/diagnostic assessments to help identify and diagnose disorders and learning difficulties. As a proud and passionate ‘mompreneur’ of two kiddos, she aims to be a strong role model for them and her students, to help them foster a trailblazing attitude in life. She also loves to dedicate her spare time to conducting fun, creative and messy activities with her two girls and has recently become obsessed with acrylic paint pouring!

In case you have any questions regarding this event, please contact our Mothers’ Connect team at mothersconnect@primetime.org.sg.


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June 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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WorkCentral – the Dining Hall
Workcentral, 190 Clemenceau Ave, #06-01, Singapore Shopping Centre 239924 Singapore + Google Map
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