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Introducing a very important free class for parents of teens and 'tweens (11-17)

Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting!

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is a comprehensive new parenting program for parents of preteens and teens. The skills you learn in this class will give you confidence and courage to meet the challenges—and savor the joys—of your children's teen years.

Learn the basics of parenting a teen (plus some in-depth discussion of today's hot topics)
In this class you will learn what's going on in your teen's head, which will help you figure out why they do the things they do. You'll learn how to open up the lines of communication, encourage cooperation and responsibility, and discipline effectively. You'll also explore techniques for solving the inevitable problems that crop up. You'll learn 10 strategies for preventing problems relating to drugs, alcohol, violence and teen sexuality.

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop
Each session of your Active Parenting of Teens class features entertaining video scenes that demonstrate common parenting challenges and solutions. Your class leader will allow plenty of time for group discussion and activities so you can share ideas with the leader and other parents, too.

In the course of the program, you will also explore the following topics:

  • 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
  • raising teens in a stepfamily

Here's what you'll be learning

NOTE: Each night, there is a PARENT GROUP and a TEEN GROUP.  For part of the evening, parents and teens will come together for mutual discussion.  Most of the evening, parents and teens are in separate groups but studying the same topic so that parents and teens can discuss the ideas and come to new agreements at home!  A parent MUST come with at least one of their teens (age 11-17) to participate in the training.

Session I:  The Active Parent 
• Teens today
• Styles of parenting
• Control vs. influence
• Mutual respect
• Method of choice

Session II:  Winning Cooperation
• Who owns the problem?
• Active communication with teens
• Promoting cooperation between parents and teens

Session III:  Responsibility & Discipline
• Basic discipline
• Problem-solving with FLAC
• Advanced discipline skills & logical consequences

Session IV:  Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
• The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
• Courage and self-esteem
• Five goals of teen behavior
• Power struggles

Session V:  Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, part 1
• Overview of the issues
• Prevention strategies 1-4 (with a focus on sexuality)

Session VI:  Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, part 2
• Prevention strategies 5-10 (with a focus on alcohol and other drugs)

Dates and Locations of Our Upcoming FREE Parent Training Programs:

Group 1 Begins the Week of May 8th


Canaan Baptist Church
3011 New Castle Ave
New Castle, DE 
(302) 654-8818

New Destiny Fellowship
906 E 16th St
Wilmington, DE
(302) 762-5600
Mother African
Union Church

812 N Franklin
Wilmington, DE 
Christian Love &
Worship Cathedral

1230 N French St
Wilmington, DE 19801
Week of May 8th         
Week of May 15th         


Call Edwina Bell to sign up: 302-690-6679



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