Active Parenting of Teens - sessions 1 & 2

Date:   Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time:   6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Active Parenting of Teens- A 6-part DVD series

This set of videos, presented by The Alaska Center for Resource Families, provides parents with the skills they need to meet the challenges of parenting teens and preteens in today's turbulent society. We will also include time for parents and caregivers to ask questions and trade tips and strategies.

Class will be held at the Wasilla ACRF office in the Brentwood Plaza on PW Hwy. Turn on Shennum and drive to the back of the building behind the PO.

You must pre-register by calling 376-4678, but you are not required to attend all 6 sessions.

Wednesday, March 30 / Sessions 1 & 2

6:00-7:00pm Session 1 (32 mins)

7:00-8:00pm  Session 2 (24 mins)

SESSION 1: The Active Parent  

•Teens today

•Styles of parenting

•Control vs. influence

•Mutual respect

•The method of choice

SESSION 2:  Winning Cooperation 

•Who owns the problem?

•Active communication with teens

•The key of encouragement


Wednesday, April 27 / Sessions 3 & 4

6:00-7:00pm Session 3 (29 mins)

7:00-8:00pm  Session 4 (34mins)

SESSION 3 - Responsibility & Discipline

•Logical consequences and more

•Problem-solving with FLAC

SESSION 4 - Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior

•The Think-Feel-Do Cycle

•Courage and self-esteem

•Five goals of teen behavior

•Eliminating power struggles


Wednesday, May 25 / Sessions 5 & 6

6:00-7:00pm Session 5 (24 mins)

7:00-8:00pm  Session 6 (30 mins)

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 Part 2 

 Prevention strategies 5-10 (focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs)