Two psychotherapists from Pinner are working together to bridge the gap between parents and children and promote good mental health.
Robyn Saffer and Laura Herman, who both have many years of experience working with young people, adults, and parents, have united to create Thinking Together (TT).
TT seeks to assist parents understand their children as they move into the turbulence of their teenage years.
Robyn told MyLocalNews: “The two times in our lives when the brain is going through huge changes are during babyhood and adolescence. Add to these hidden changes the pressures of being an adolescent and young people have an awful lot to cope with. In our experience, relationships between young people and their parents can break down at this crucial stage.
“We want to educate parents on these changes, the pressure on young people and what is ‘typical teenage behaviour. We want to help parents understand that their relationship with their child needs to change at this important time in their child’s development and we think with parents about how best to listen and guide their children and which parenting style works best.”
TT have hosted numerous workshops in Pinner and local schools, the latest taking place at The Verden Gallery in Pinner Park last month.
One parent said after the workshop: “It is a relief to know that my child is normal.”
Another remarked: “I realise I need to listen more.”
The next scheduled workshop is February 2023. Visit thinking-together.com for more information.