Think about TeenSTAR for your teenager as a way of consolidating and exploring the territory of how they see themselves and others. They will learn how to navigate the amazing journey of developing their own literacy and understanding of emotional and sexual communication, health and relationships. It may help you as parent to hear their views in a new way and improve your confidence too.
Some of the things you said really made me think afterwards.
[My daughter] has had the amazing privilege of exploring topics of human development and sexuality in a safe and engaging environment. It has been invaluable.
Thank you for all the good advice as well as the good humour. I will never forget TeenSTAR. It was memorable.
The confidence and conviction to see sexuality in a different way to our current culture!
A safe space to discuss issues.
The course encourages open discussion and honesty and has encouraged [my son] to think for himself and not be afraid to be ‘different’. Long may it last!
Instructors treat us as ‘grown-ups’.
We are extremely grateful our son could join your course. It came just at the right time.
I would (I already have) recommend(ed) this course as I feel it allows teenagers to discuss difficult topics in a safe environment.
It is unlikely you will discuss such knowledge without TeenSTAR.
The opportunity to explore ‘life’ with other young people in a supportive framework not found at home or school was invaluable.
Understanding the girl-boy divide.
I cannot underestimate the change in outlook you have given [my son] so he can approach sexuality and marriage with strength, dignity and confidence.
I have really enjoyed it. […] I will cherish all the knowledge I have gained.