Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.
Focus is on understanding dynamic issues in the parent-teen relationship: the intrapersonal, the interpersonal, developmental, and the system issues that can lead to conflict or cohesiveness between parent and teen. Addressed are the teen's emotional, psychological, social, and cultural needs as part of both the family community and of their adolescent community. Cultural failure and Family Values are examined as they fit and misfit the needs of teens. Effective and ineffective Parenting Styles and Communication are discussed.
SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1) "FULFILLING OR FAILING?"
Identifying the Needs and Issues of Adolescence
How "Family Values" Fail Our Teens
Society - Adult Society - Teen Society
Traditional Culture - Adult Culture - Teen Culture
2) "YOU MEAN S/HE IS SUPPOSED TO ACT LIKE THIS!?"
Teenager- The Developmental Stage of Adolescence
3) "IT WAS SO DIFFERENT WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE!"
Family Dynamics With Teens in the House
4) "SO WHAT DO I DO?"
Authoritative vs. Authoritarian vs. Permissive Parenting
The Principle of Scaffolding
From Regulation to Co-regulation to Self-regulation
5) TAKING TURNS, SKIPPING TURNS, NOT TAKING YOUR TURN