Decoding Teen Relationships

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Navigating social and romantic relationships is one of the hardest things a teen can do. Having consistent healthy support networks can make all the difference between a teen that thrives and a teen that barely survives. 

Kids need guidance on challenges like bullying and drama amongst friends, how to emotionally cope with the new world of dating, or how to navigate a toxic relationship without shame. Lots of parents, educators, and other guardians wonder how to help adolescents set healthy boundaries for their well-being without pushing them away.

This talk covers everything you need to know about the ups and downs of the vibrant and challenging social world of teens. You will learn:

  • What is going on in a teen’s confusing social world
  • What they really think of your advice and role in their life
  • What they need from you but will never ask for
  • Red flags to watch out for, and how to handle bad situations
  • 5 common lessons to stop teaching them NOW
  • What you can do (without them knowing) that will set them up for healthy relationships in all areas  of life 

Your Facilitator: Dr. Erin Watson

Dr. Erin specialized in studying young women’s and girls’ empowerment, including body image, sexualization, and identity development. She is trained as a therapist and works as a relationship coach for individuals, couples and families. Erin also teaches at one of Canada’s highest ranked universities.

Dr. Erin has been an invited speaker in Canadian middle and high schools, giving workshops to students aged 12 to 16 on topics such as self-esteem, body image, dating & sexuality, and media literacy.