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PLC Armidale Community Forum 'Adolescence: Independence on Steroids' an evening with Dr Jenny Brown

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Spend an evening with Dr Jenny Brown either in person or via livestream.

Open to all community members regardless of where their daughters go to school. This event is one of a series focusing on factors that impact the growth and development of young women in an increasingly technological, disconnected, digital and highly sexualised world.

Jenny Brown PhD is the founder and director of The Family Systems Institute and the Family Systems Practice in Sydney, where she has a counselling practice and trains mental health professionals, clergy, family business consultants and 'helping organisations'. Her research focuses on parents' and adolescents' mental health. 

Dr Brown is also the author of the best-selling book Growing Yourself Up; which applies Murray Bowen’s family systems theory to life and relationships with a personal and accessible style. She has several published articles and book chapters on aspects of family systems and a popular podcast series on her website under the banner ‘a diary of everyday growing up opportunities'.

This event is not focused on understanding your child. Instead, it is all about focusing on managing yourself as a parent. The ideas are based on research findings that reveal that the more a parent leans on 'experts' to tell them how to understand and influence their child, the less confident they are about themselves as a parent leader. 

A well-intentioned focus on helping or fixing a child can easily lead to a confused and intense parent-child relationship where the child becomes reactive to their parent's monitoring.

Based on her research and Dr. Murray Bowen's family systems theory, Dr Jenny Brown uses real examples to illustrate how parents recover their clarity and confidence and, in turn, help their children to grow into responsibly resilient young people.

* Please note to allow uncensored discussion, this event is for adults only.

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