Conflict-free life with a teenager: it’s possible

MUSKOKA – What makes teenagers tick?

Before they talk …

It’s a question a lot of parents ask as their kids start seeking greater independence and challenging the household rules.

The Triple P program, coming soon to Bracebridge and Huntsville, can offer some answers.

The Muskoka Triple P Network is holding a Raising Responsible Teens session on May 17 at Bracebridge Public School and Getting Teens Connected session on May 31 at Huntsville High School.

Parents coming to the May 17 session will meet with other parents to learn about skills to reduce conflict and improve family relationships, and to help their teen manage their swings of emotion, develop a healthy lifestyle, and manage peer pressures among friends.

… and after they talk.

In the second session, May 31, Parents will learn how to help their teen get connected by encouraging them to be confident, plan ahead and meet their commitments.

Members of the Muskoka Triple P Network will be facilitating the sessions, which take place on Thursday, May 17 and May 31 beginning at 6 p.m.

Parents will need to register ahead of time for one or both sessions. They can do so online on the Muskoka Family Focus website at, under “For Parents”, or by calling at 705-645-3027 ext. 200.

The Muskoka Triple P Network is a partnership between the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Muskoka Family Focus, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connections, Hands Family Help Network, and the District of Muskoka.