Mothers Raising Boys
It's a well-known phenomenon - chatty boys can and do, turn into grunting teens overnight. So why do parents, and especially mothers, often overreact to this inevitable event and how do they keep the communication open when the old ways no longer work?
Whether they're raising boys with a father in the home or not, mothers of teenagers inevitably face the challenge of letting go with confidence. As a mother of four boys herself, Anne Harvey is familiar with the anxiety, frustration and fear that many mothers experience during their son's teenage years. Anne shares proven techniques and strategies that allow mothers to feel more at ease with their son's teenage personality and more willing to take a backseat as he develops greater independence, stronger opinions and a social life outside the home.
Mothers Raising Boys Workshops run as a series of two-hour evening sessions over 4 weeks. They combine fun, compassion, honesty and insight to challenge existing thinking and equip mothers with the confidence and ability to navigate their son's teenage years with understanding, objectivity and respect.
- Setting boundaries
- Recognizing developmental changes and stages
- Loving him
- Communicating in new ways
- Learning to let go
- Supporting yourself to grow as a person
- Maintaining a safe, nurturing home
"It's put perspective on things. I realize he's only doing what he's supposed to do in the scheme of things and that my fear was holding me back from enjoying him."
Sue, mum of 14 yr old son
"Nowadays I think about boundaries I would like, rather than boundaries I think everyone needs."
Trish, mum of 12 year old son
"I was challenged and had to question some of my thinking but I also felt incredibly supported by the other mums who were in the same boat."
Nancy, mum of 15 year old son