Take 3 - A course for parents of adolescents


Overview of the Programme:


The Take 3 Programme is a comprehensive evidence-based parenting programme for groups of parents of 10-18 year-olds. It is used extensively by parenting professionals throughout the UK and has been independently positively evaluated and is validated on the Government’s Commissioning Toolkit.

Take 3 has two main aims:

  • to improve relationships between young people and their families; and
  • to improve young people’s behaviour at home, at school and in the wider community.


To this end, the objectives of the course are to equip parents with skills and strategies to:

  • nurture their young people by encouraging them and listening to them;
  • provide appropriate structure and boundaries for their young people;
  • take care of themselves so that they have more energy for their job of parenting and can also model self-care to their young people.


Young people behave better when they feel understood; when they have parents who are able to set authoritative boundaries; and when their parents value themselves.

Aireborough Children's Services are to deliver the 10 week programme starting 27th February. The course will be held every Tuesday at Yeadon Tarn Sailing & Activities Centre (Term-time only) between 12pm and 2pm:



27th February 2018

1 – Registration & Introduction

13th March 2018

2 – What’s adolescence?

20th March 2018

3 – Encouraging young people

27th March 2018

4 – The power of listening

17th April 2018

5 – Misbehaviour and listening

24th April 2018

6 – The four styles of parenting

1st May 2018

7 – Taking stock, ‘I’ statements and boundaries

8th May 2018

8 – Negotiating boundaries and consequences

15th May 2018

9 – When adults disagree – more negotiation practice

22nd May 2018

10 – Saying goodbye and moving on

To register for the course, please contact the office on 0113 250 6593 or alternatively submit the registration form below. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but those who are not allocated a place will be added to our waiting list for the next available course.


Take 3 - Registration Form