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Parenting Classes For Parenting Teenagers
Parenting Teenagers
by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D.

Active Parenting of Teens: Help moms and dads learn how to be a better parent to teenagers and 'tweens

Introducing a comprehensive parenting class for parenting teenagers and 'tweens. Active Parenting of Teens is program that addresses our complicated day and age. With this parenting curriculum, you will give parents confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and savor the joys) of their children's teen years.

What's so great about Active Parenting of Teens?

• built-in flexibility: your parenting classes can be 2, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
• easy to lead thanks to step-by-step instructions in the Leader's Guide
• filled with warm, relatable video scenes to help explain key points
• video is available on DVDs or in a handy PowerPoint
• closed-captioning of videos (DVD only)
• available as a teach-out-of-the-box program kit, a video series, a lunch & learn course, and online

The Active Parenting of Teens program includes the essential Active Parenting model that has benefited millions of parents, plus:

• teens & technology (the Internet, social networking sites, etc.)
• the latest in teen drug use prevention (including prescription drugs)
• teen bullying: how to spot it, how to handle it
• special stepfamily considerations
• how brain development affects teen behavior and decision- making
• improved discipline and communication
• updated teen sexuality issues

With Active Parenting of Teens, you will be able to offer parenting classes in which parents are able to learn and laugh in a supportive environment.

  Here's what you'll be teaching:

Implement your parenting classes in 2, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? The Active Parenting of Teens program is designed to make it easy for you to offer:

  a comprehensive, 6-session course on parenting teenagers and 'tweens

  a two-part class, each comprised of 3 sessions. Do the first class and then the second as a follow-up later in the year.

  a 4-session class for basics + in-depth skills practice

  a 3-session class for basic Active Parenting skills (with a teenage twist)

  a 2-session unit focusing on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) prevention, plus sexuality

Pictured above: the Active Parenting of Teens Program Kit.




-- SESSION I - The Active Parent
  • Teens today
  • Styles of parenting
  • Control vs. influence
  • Mutual respect
  • The method of choice
  SESSION II - Winning Cooperation
  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication with teens
  • The key of encouragement
  SESSION III - Responsibility & Discipline
  • Logical consequences and more
  • Problem-solving with FLAC
    SESSION IV - Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • Courage and self-esteem
  • Five goals of teen behavior
  • Eliminating power struggles

  SESSION V - Drugs, Sexuality,
and Violence
  • Reducing the risks
  • Overview of the issues
  • Prevention strategies 1-4 (focus on sexuality)
  SESSION VI - Drugs, Sexuality,
and Violence (continued)
  Prevention strategies 5-10 (focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs)


Preview the materials free for 30 days

This parenting of teens program is available in 3 convenient formats..
Choose the formats that work best for you! Click on the title for more information or to order.

Program Kit

All you need for a complete
video-and-discussion program.

Video Library

A series of 6 DVDs for your
library or resource center. Also available streaming.

Lunch & Learn

Makes it easy to offer a series
of 6 very short parenting classes.

Downloadable materials can be found by clicking here.
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