Ready or not, it’s here… the teen years. For some parents, this can be a scary time, and why not? The statistics on teen drug use, pregnancy, bullying and even suicide is alarming, leaving a parent confused and frustrated.

Entering the teen years can be a difficult time in the life of your teen as well. The adolescent teen will face new challenges such as peer pressure, finding their “fit” in the family as a teen, as well as biological, psychological, and social pressure.  

For Our Kids Parenting and Co-Parenting Services understand your concerns. Our teen parenting class will provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills needed to parent effectively. You will receive parenting tips on dealing with angry and troubled teens, teens dealing with stress and depression, as well as other issues facing our teens. We also provide great resources on parenting books and referrals, as well as lessons on how to co-parent, your teen when living separated from the other co-parent. 

Class Discussions:

  • How to encourage teenage independence while using positive discipline techniques.
  • Understanding the adolescent teen.
  • Entering the teen years.
  • Problem solving and honest communication.
  • Anger management.








Signs of Problems

  • More "acting out" as an expression of anger (boys tend towards violence; girls turn anger inward -sexuality, eating disorders, depression.)
  • Anger and blame directed to the one perceived as the "offending" parent.
  • Protectiveness towards the "victim" parent and confusion over own (child's) role. 
  • Anger or embarrassment over social life of parent.
  • Moralistic or judgmental thinking.
  • Withdrawal/isolation. 
  • Argumentative attitude.
  • Risk-taking behavior.
  • Escape into drugs/alcohol to dull pain. 
  • Increased risk for suicide. 



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