Who is this group for?
This group is designed for moms of teenagers 13+ who are navigating the thrilling yet tumultuous journey of raising teenagers! The Village: Teen Years is a safe and welcoming space created exclusively for moms of adolescents. We understand the unique challenges, joys, and occasional chaos that come with parenting teens.
Where and when will we meet?
This group will meet the last Thursday of the month. There are two options, a noon virtual group as well as a 7:30pm group that meets in person @ the office of Women’s Wellness Group of Dunwoody @ 1845 Peeler Rd, Ste C. More groups may be added if needed.
What will we do?
The group’s leader Cassie Owens, LPC will facilitate discussion on related topics while encouraging moms facing similar challenges to share their journey in a non-judgmental environment. She will offer guidance, expertise, insight, resources and facilitate a safe space for connection and camaraderie. Topics will be decided among the group and below are examples of what might be discussed. Guest speakers could be a part of the group if there are specific requests.
Effective Communication with Teenagers: Strategies for fostering open, honest, and constructive communication with teenagers, including active listening and conflict resolution skills.
Setting Boundaries and Expectations: Techniques for establishing clear boundaries, rules, and expectations while maintaining a supportive and respectful relationship with teenagers.
Teenage Behavior and Development: Understanding adolescent development, behavior patterns, and the impact of puberty, hormones, and brain development on teenage behavior.
Self-Care for Moms: Encouraging moms to prioritize self-care, manage stress, and maintain their well-being amidst the demands of parenting teenagers.
Coping with Teenage Challenges: Discussing common challenges faced by teenagers, such as peer pressure, academic stress, social media, and navigating relationships.
Supporting Teen Mental Health: Recognizing signs of mental health issues in teenagers, accessing resources, and promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being.
Parenting Styles and Approaches: Exploring different parenting styles, finding what works best for individual families, and adapting parenting strategies as teenagers grow and change.
Navigating Technology and Social Media: Addressing the challenges of technology and social media use among teenagers, promoting responsible digital citizenship, and setting healthy boundaries.
Preparing for the Future: Supporting teenagers in their transition to adulthood, discussing college planning, career aspirations, and helping teenagers explore their interests and goals.
Building Resilience: Encouraging resilience in teenagers and moms, fostering problem-solving skills, and promoting a positive outlook during challenging times.
How long will we meet?
We will meet for around an hour each month. Possibly longer some months if we have a guest speaker in order to leave time for discussion.
Do I need anything to get started?
All you need to do is sign up (see below)! After you sign up, you will learn more, fill out a short form and be ready to attend. A $30 investment per group will reserve your spot. Spots are limited. More group times will be made available as needed.
*This group is not a therapy group and will not provide individual therapy. If individual therapy is needed, please address this need with the group leader.
How do I sign up?
Click here, and then click on Cassie’s picture. Then on the left, scroll down until you will see The Village: Teen Years (online) OR The Village: Teen Years (in person) . Click on your preferred group to register.