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Emotion Regulation in Teens: The Parental Role

  • Robert Thirsk High School (may change) 8777 Nose Hill Drive Northwest Calgary, AB, T3G 5T3 Canada (map)

Tuesday September 26
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Robert Thirsk High School (may change)
8777 Nose Hill Dr N W, Calgary

Emotion Regulation in Teens: The Parental Role
Cheri Woolsley, Registered Psychologist, Inspired Minds Wellness

Parents are instrumental in teaching their children/youth how to identify and subsequently manage their emotional experiences. This role becomes more challenging if your child/ren tend to have heightened, intense emotions on a regular basis. This presentation will assist parents in developing techniques that will allow them to effectively manage their own emotional responses when tending to their child/ren reactions, and teach them strategies to help their children/youth when they are experiencing these emotions.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • about vulnerability factors and their impact on emotions
  • the importance of validation and how to use it
  • how thoughts contribute to experiencing prolonged emotions
  • mindfulness skills to help quiet their mind and reduce emotional intensity/duration
    effective communicate strategies