Parenting teenagers is harder than ever 

We are the main influence on our teenagers’ future. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference.  Taking time to reflect on our end goal can help us to build our relationship with our teenagers now.


The aim of The Parenting Teenagers Course is to equip parents and caregivers of teenagers aged 11-18 years old with strategies to build a healthy relationship while guiding them into adulthood.

A Five Session Course for every parenting situation

A warm, welcoming and encouraging atmosphere awaits you whether it be in a home, restaurant, cafe, community hall, church or school. Each session begins with something to eat and drink and follows with practical talks that are informative and fun, perhaps presented live or played on DVD. They include filmed clips of parents and teenagers sharing their own experiences, street interviews and advice from parenting experts. 

The Parenting Teenagers Course is for every type of parenting situation, including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.

Over five sessions (or ten shorter ones) you will discover practical tools to help you:

  • Keep your long-term aim in mind
  • Meet your teenagers’ needs
  • Set effective boundaries
  • Help develop your teenagers’ emotional health
  • Pass on values and help them make good choices

You will not be required to share anything about your family life that you would prefer not to. Every part of the course is optional, including contributing to the small group discussions.

The course, while based on Christian principles, is relevant and helpful for any parent with or without a Christian faith or church background

The Parenting Teenagers Course was developed by Nicky and Sila Lee, authors of The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book. They have been married for over thirty years, have four children and three grandchildren, and live in London. They started The Parenting Teenagers Course in 1997, and it continues to spread with many courses now running around the world.