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Compassionate Communication for Young Teens and their Parents

  • Center for Compassionate Living 803 Southwest Industrial Way, #200 Bend, OR, 97702 USA (map)
Photo credit: Denise Torres

Photo credit: Denise Torres

Saturday, Nov 25; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(optional additional classes: Jan 27, Mar 24th)

Crossing the bridge from early childhood into the teenage years is not without its confusion. We tend to think that it’s all about hormones, and yes, that is part of it. But another often neglected part is how we communicate with each other. Life for both parents and teens at this stage can be very stressful, making us all the more vulnerable to life’s frustrations and disappointments. When we use blame and judgments to express these feelings it nearly always leads to more conflict. 

Would you like to learn a new way of communicating that can make it easier to connect with each other? Then Compassionate Communication is for you. Learn how to:

  • Feel heard and understood without using demands, arguments, resistance, or other controlling behaviors.
  • Express yourself without blame and judgments.
  • Learn how agreements to use these tools support trust and love.

This parent/ young teen (ages 11-13) workshop series features lots of ways to explore these new communication tools: Writing or drawing, sharing in pairs, games, and role playing with our giraffe and jackal puppets. It will include information on body language and some fun in guessing what signals are being sent. Though each session could be taken separately, from a sustainability point of view it’s helpful for parents and their kids to attend all three.

Facilitator: Denise Torres.

Cost: $60. The suggested donation for each session is $60 per family, or $150 per family for all three classes. Sliding scale available in case of financial hardship.

Registration: Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Contact Denise for more info or to register: email or call 530-867-3198.

Earlier Event: November 10
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