This video-based program is easy to lead and includes the essential Active Parenting model, plus discussions about technology, the latest in teen drug use prevention (including prescription drugs), teen bullying, and special attention to stepfamilies. It has a flexible structure allowing for shorter classes and a new focus on risk-prevention strategies

Here’s what you’ll be teaching:

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
  • The key of encouragement

Session III: Responsibility and Discipline

  • Logical consequences and more
  • Problem-solving with FLAC

Session IV: Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior

  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • Courage and self-esteem
  • Five goals of teen behavior
  • Eliminating power struggles

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 – continued

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