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Parentalk – The Teenage Years

The teenage years are a time of transition and can be challenging for both teenagers and parents. Parentalk – The Teenage Years is all about helping mums and dads do the best job they can as they navigate these years with their teenager.

It’s a relaxed, informal course giving you the opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges you face, as well as sharing the things that are going well.

The sessions are presented by Rob Parsons OBE and Katharine Hill. They are joined by special guests, including broadcaster Carrie Grant, educational psychologist Dave Lumsdon and youth specialist Rachel Gardner.

DVD features:

  • Real-life family interviews*
  • Presenter discussions
  • Street vox pops
  • ‘My story’ animations
  • Parentalk family dramas*

The DVD copy of Parentalk – The Teenage Years has an additional option to view with subtitles, and we can supply a British Sign Language DVD on request – if you have already purchased your course and require a copy then please email us at

*These clips are not core material in the online course, but are included as bonus videos.

Resources available

Download Parentalk - The Teenage Years. The full, original course

Download the video content and resources for free

Download Parentalk Online - The Teenage Years. A version for Zoom

Download the video content and resources for free

Buy Parentalk - The Teenage Years. The full, original course

Go to our online shop to buy the DVD pack with booklets.

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Running another course

If you have previously downloaded or purchased Parentalk and are running another course, please sign up here to let us know about your new course.

Group leader feedback

If you’d like to give feedback for a course you have already done, please use this link for Parentalk – The Teenage Years.

Podcasts for parents

The podcast especially for parents of teenagers covers topics such as sex and relationships, the digital age, self-esteem and much more. You can find out more here.

Raising Teens Podcast

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