Promoting Your Active
Parenting of Teens Class
This guide is a brief overview of some of the
planning and promotional techniques that help ensure a successful
Active Parenting Teens program. Ultimately, though, the
success of your workshop depends on you. Your sustained enthusiasm
and unique insights into how best to spread the word about Active
Parenting Teens will guarantee that more parents in your
community will learn skills that help build stronger families.
Before trying to sell the idea of parenting
education to your community, it is important to remember what
Active Parenting Teens can do for parents and children. This
program gives parents an opportunity to focus on their family
without any of the usual interruptions, such as TV and the phone.
Each session allows participants to identify daily family problems
and then learn techniques for solving and preventing them.
If you teach the full, 6-session version of this program,
parents will learn skills for:
- Communicating effectively with their teens
- Preventing the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
- Disciplining while teaching responsibility
- Encouraging the development of self-esteem and character
- Redirecting misbehavior
- Encouraging nonviolent conflict resolution
Armed with these new skills, parents are better prepared to raise
teens who are cooperative, responsible and able to resist peer
pressure. These teens are then empowered to become adults who
live happy, independent and productive lives.