- Parenting skills training helps moms and dads manage the challenges associated with raising teens, thirteen to eighteen years old.
- FFSC’s parenting programs provide useful tips and information that are aimed at helping good parents become even better parents.
This single-session workshop presents the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional developmental characteristics of teens and parents' reactions to the way adolescents handle these changes. Discussion topics include building healthy relationships, avoiding power struggles, and providing guidelines. This is an overview of the in-depth STEP/Teen multi-session program.
SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (STEP) Teens
This seven-session workshop covers all of the STEP principles plus information on understanding why teens misbehave, peer pressure, excitement, and superiority. Topics include discouraging and encouraging atmospheres; rational and irrational parent responses to emotional scenes; listening and communicating respectfully; and experiencing consequences and exploring alternatives. Realistic video segments on teen experimentation with drugs, alcohol, and sex generate parent discussion of coping strategies, explained in the text Parenting Teenagers.