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Fri, 31 Mar



Course: Creating Connections (for Parents of Teens)

Are you a parent or guardian of a teen or teens (12+) and would like some support and (researched-backed) strategies to enable a positive relationship with your teen?

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Course: Creating Connections (for Parents of Teens)
Course: Creating Connections (for Parents of Teens)

Time & Location

31 Mar 2023, 14:00 – 16:00



About the Event

This parent course is a 4-week virtual class with exclusive access to a platform of resources.

The belief that underpins this course is that parents and guardians have the resources already, but they don’t always realise it. By providing a safe, creative and collaborative space, we will move swiftly past the theory of the teenage brain and dive deep into what parenting teenagers looks and feels like to us as individuals. Using a mix of NLP tools, coaching, Non-Violent Communication tools, self-reflection and group discussion, we connect with ourselves as parents to better connect with our teens. 

Creating Connections is a course open at an exclusive price to MESSAGE members to ensure our members have the confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and the joys!) of their children’s teen years.

Topics that the course will cover:

  • The Teenage Brain: Recognising the physical and emotional changes taking place during the teenage years
  • Communicating effectively with teens
  • Being a positive role model for your teen (and looking after you!)
  • Understanding and managing risk-taking behaviour
  • Ensuring mutual parent-teen respect

About the Facilitator

Dr Beth Dawson is a Certified Coach, an NLP Practitioner and a higher education professor, certified in Non-Violent Communication. Her PhD focused on educational pedagogy and communication techniques in France and the UK. She is a communication professional with 20 years’ experience in the corporate world. In parallel to her corporate career, she has taught older teens for the past 15 years and is a certified mindfulness teacher. She loves working with young people and bringing NLP techniques into the classroom (Pro-tip: they really work!)

In her private coaching practice, Beth is passionate about helping people optimise their communication techniques in order to create connections and improve relationships. She is a mum of teens and a step-mum of a young adult and firmly believes A Happy Teen is a Happy Home. She volunteers for MESSAGE and is looking forward to exploring parenting techniques for teens in more detail with fellow MESSAGE members.

Dates are:

Friday, March 31st - 2pm-4pm

Friday, April 7th - 2pm-3.30pm

Thursday, April 13th - 2pm-3.30pm

Friday, April 21st - 2pm-3.30pm

If you are interested in the course but the dates do not work for you please email

Testimonial from Ann about Beth:

“Life is calmer now!”

When I first contacted Beth, I was in a dark place. A single mum of two teens, I felt I had lost control of many situations and my teens were just walking all over me. It has been wonderful to work with Beth – she came highly recommended by a colleague who was very impressed with how Beth had implemented some strategies to help her son cope with his school anxiety. I think the fact that she works with teens on a regular basis means that she can easily relate to their issues. Beth has really helped me gain perspective and provided tips and strategies at some challenging times. Beth is extremely supportive, non-judgemental and was able to suggest different approaches to find the best solution. I learned how to manage my own emotional state and work on being a positive role model and we communicate so much better now as a family. The strategies that I implemented have reduced the amount of conflict but more importantly have allowed me to not take things so personally and that has been a game-changer for me. Beth is generous and supportive, and I highly recommend working with her.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Class 2


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Class 3

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  • Message Member

    This ticket is an exclusive price for Message Members. The full value of this course is estimated to be 400 Euros. This ticket is non-refundable.

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  • Non-Member

    This ticket is subsidized by Message. The full value of this course is estimated at 400 Euros. This ticket is non-refundable.

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  • Subsidized Message Member

    This ticket is for Message members who wish to participate but cannot afford the full prices of the course.

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