Free Webinar - Communicating the Tough Stuff to Your Child: Drugs, Alcohol, Sex and Peer Pressure

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It can be tough to be a teenager today—and tough to be a parent of a teenager. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by stories about adolescents and violence, sex, drugs, suicides, alcohol and crime. All of these concerns are very real, but the very good news is most teenagers really are OK. The relationship you’ve had with your child all these years will play a big part in how your teenager will act and grow now that they are older. As your child matures, your relationship will change and become different, but it can still be positive and close. If you know what to expect, if you can look at things through your teenager’s eyes, it will help both of you. This workshop helps parents learn communication methods to talk to their teen.

Target Audience: Parents or anyone interested in learning how communicate difficult subject matter to teens.

Expected Duration: 45-60 minutes

Workshop Objectives: At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the attributes of a healthy parent/teen relationship
  • Identify why certain subjects are difficult to broach with your teen and recognize your own present level of comfort
  • Describe how trust, respect, transparency and discipline can be cultivated in your relationship
  • Identify the parent’s responsibility in addressing difficult subjects Identify what factors contribute to teen pregnancy and drug abuse
  • Describe the influence of peer culture on your child
  • Describe how family problems and parental modeling place children at risk
  • Identify ways to monitor your child’s risk factors Identify strategies for addressing difficult subjects with your child/teen
  • Describe useful guidelines for discussing alcohol and drug use
  • Identify helpful tips for addressing sexuality with your preteen
  • Identify the common mistakes parents make in attempting to communicate with their children

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 13:00