Intergenerational communication

Learn to communicate with your teenager

This program's theme is intergenerational communication with the Z and Alpha generations - the children of the digital age, the real digital natives.

Whether we call it an effort to mediate or prevent conflicts, or whether we look at it from the perspective of addressing intergenerational differences, this program aims to help the parent in the process of better understanding the needs of the adolescent who is growing up in midst of the digital revolution.

Practical tools and exercises underlie this quest.

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Modules: 5 sessions

Duration: 60 minutes

Format: Online

Participants: 6 people

Language: Romanian, English

Price: 480 lei

Intended participants

You are the parent of a teenager or pre-teen (12-17 years old).

You want to better communicate with your child.

You want to better understand the challenges they face during this period, especially those accelerated by digital media, and the associated challenges and potential dangers.

Program outcome

A good understanding of the mechanisms that govern the functioning of the adolescent and pre-adolescent brain.

An overview of the characteristics of the Z and Alpha generations and the differences and similarities between these generations and the Millennial generation.

A detailed picture of the digital media used by these generations and how they shape their world, values and beliefs, both on the individual and collective levels. This enables you to understand teenagers' online and offline behaviors in relation to the social groups they belong to.

An awareness of the obstacles in parent-child communication in the context of the challenges and possible dangers associated with the online environment.

Practical advice regarding the parent's endeavor to shift responsibility to the adolescent and to support him or her in developing a healthy relationship with technology; the development of digital literacy skills.

Program outline

The program will bring you together with other mothers who are going through a similar stage in the development of the relationship with the child so that you will be able, working together in the course, to share experiences and benefit from a support network.

The program consists of 5 meetings of 1 hour each.

Each session consists of a theoretical part which explores the latest studies in adolescent psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and sociology, as well as a practical segment in which case studies are discussed in a brainstorming format alongside practical group activities.

The theoretical part is based on the studies of the sociologist Jean M. Twenge, whose field focuses on how new technologies have changed the way teenagers create their sense of self, as well as how they relate to the communities they belong to, be it the family unit, or national and transnational communities.

At the same time, neurologist Frances E. Jensen reveals those factors that influence the seemingly disorganized behavior of teenagers. Thanks to her analysis of the developing brain, we can understand the connection between the neuro-psychic profile of the teenager and the way it is shaped and influenced by exposure to the digital environment.

Using concepts developed by Diane Graber and Gaspar Gyorgy, such as "digital citizenship" and "mindful parenting," we will understand the parents' role in the dynamics described above.

The course materials provide the key elements of the sessions in both written and visual format.

At the same time, you will have access to tests that will allow you to discover your communication style so as to better understand the patterns that underlie the conflictual dynamics that may appear in communication with your child. At the same time, these patterns represent the key to more efficient communication between parent and child.

Program coordinator

I am an accredited trainer, counselor for personal development, and an English and Humanities teacher with a background in Liberal Arts and Theater in Education. The workshops and courses I develop are multi-disciplinary, combining fields such as storytelling, improvisation, art therapy, and creative writing, among others. My experience with children includes formal and non-formal education, in international environments, in different countries. At the same time, my courses for adults are focused on improving communication skills, be it English for business or intergenerational communication.

Why an Intergenerational communication program?

Because we are a community whose mission is primarily to support mothers, both personally and professionally, have chosen to offer you the opportunity to participate in this program for your continued development as a parent.

The benefits of such a community are indisputable in crossing this delicate and, at the same time, crucial period of transformation in the adolescent's life and the dynamic between him and his parent.