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I am a counsellor and have recently started getting more calls from parents with difficult to manage teenage children...

Hi Mark,
Thank you for your email. I am a parent of three children..however they are all grown up now. I could have done with your course some years ago!
I bought your course because I am a counsellor and have recently started getting more calls from parents with difficult to manage teenage children. I think your course may help me with my work as it looks very well structured. I am looking forward to working with it. I hope you have no objection?
I will let you know how I am getting on with it..if you are interested!
Warm Regards
J.

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Hi J.,

Good for you!

Many of the members of Online Parent Support are professionals (e.g., teachers, juvenile probation officers, therapists, social workers, etc.) needing assistance in this particular area (i.e., dealing with out-of-control children and adolescents).

And please do let me know how things go.

Thanks,

Mark

Online Parent Support

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