Online Class: How to Live with a Teenager

This course should help you better determine how your child feels and thinks while empowering you to keep your sanity through these very bumpy years.

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Course Description

"Parenting with Panache: Navigating the Turbulent Teenage Years"

The teenage years can be a rollercoaster of emotions and challenges, not only for the teens themselves but also for the parents and caregivers tasked with guiding them through this tumultuous phase. With our course, "Parenting with Panache: Navigating the Turbulent Teenage Years", we invite you on a transformative journey, offering insights, strategies, and a fresh perspective on understanding and connecting with your teen.

Recent studies highlight that teen years are a vital phase of cognitive, emotional, and social development. As they metamorphose from children into young adults, their quest for identity and independence often leads them to question authority, explore boundaries, and sometimes, make ill-advised decisions. As parents, the complexity lies in striking a balance between being a supportive anchor and an empowering guide.

Our course pivots on two primary paradigms:

  1. Individuality and Uniqueness: Recognize that every teen is unique, and while there are common patterns of behavior, their experiences, responses, and challenges differ. As parents, understanding and embracing this individuality will foster more effective communication and connection.

  2. Maintaining Perspective: Teens' behaviors are often explorations of self-identity rather than rebellions against parents. It's crucial to discern between typical developmental behavior and red flags that demand immediate attention. Our modules delve deep into this, offering you tools to discern, understand, and respond rather than react.

Key topics covered include:

  • Developmental Dynamics: Unravel the intricate web of hormonal, cognitive, and emotional changes that shape teenage behavior.
  • Building Bridges: Equip yourself with communication strategies that resonate with your teen, foster trust, and strengthen bonds.
  • The Art of Balance: Explore techniques to exert appropriate authority while fostering a sense of responsibility and independence in your teen.
  • High-Stake Topics: Navigate crucial conversations about sex, money, peer influence, drugs, and other pressing issues with sensitivity and clarity.
  • Handling Hiccups: Learn the importance of choosing battles wisely, addressing rule-breaking without straining the relationship, and encouraging responsibility.
  • Breaking Free from Expectations: Understand the significance of allowing teens to forge their own path, even if it diverges from the dreams you've envisioned for them. In doing so, you cultivate resilience, self-confidence, and a strong sense of self-worth in them.

Consider the hypothetical scenario of a daughter choosing a non-conventional career path. How you react and support her choice can profoundly impact her self-esteem, aspirations, and your mutual relationship. By nurturing her dreams, even if they diverge from yours, you signal trust in her judgment, fostering her growth as an empowered, confident individual.

Moreover, with the influx of external influences from peers, media, and the digital world, today's teens face pressures that are markedly different from those of previous generations. Equip yourself with the insights and tools necessary to bridge this generation gap and address contemporary challenges.

While the teenage journey is inevitably filled with ups and downs, our course aims to equip you with the skills, understanding, and resilience needed to make these years rewarding for both you and your teen. Embark on this enlightening journey with us, where we'll share real-life case studies, offer expert advice, and provide interactive exercises to help you craft a beautiful tapestry of memories with your budding adult.

In a world filled with uncertainties and challenges, ensuring that you and your teen emerge from these years with a fortified bond and enriched memories is paramount. Enroll today and transform the turbulent teenage tide into a harmonious dance of understanding, growth, and lasting connection.

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(227 votes)

Lesson 1. Perspective

Many of these lessons focus on how to help you better exert authority over your teens while still allowing them some freedom and independence to learn the lessons that they need to be learning at this age. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2. Child Development, The Teen Years

When your child begins to enter the preteen and early teenage years, you should prepare yourself for certain developmental milestones. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3. Teaching Virtues and Instilling Values

One of the most universal concerns for parents of teenagers is that their children will be unduly influenced by others and will abandon the values they were brought up with. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4. Rules and Consequences

Sometimes your teen may not understand that some of your rules are for their own benefit and may not see it as a matter of respect. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5. Communication

It is extremely important for parents to maintain open lines of communication with their teenagers. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6. Academic Success

Pursuing academic achievement is always a worthwhile endeavor even if it is only to learn certain skills such as time management, working in a group, setting personal goals, and so on. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7. Friendship, Bullying, and Socialization

One major concern of parents with teenagers, especially in recent years, relate to the social aspects of their teen's life. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8. Dating and Sexuality

One of the toughest areas of raising a teenager is determining how to approach dating and sexuality. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9. Work and Money Matters

For many families, there is no question as to whether or not a teenager should get a job, for many families, it is financially necessary for the household as a whole. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10. Sexual Assault

The most disturbing aspect of sexual assault and abuse is that a parent cannot prevent these things while still allowing their child the freedom necessary for their personal development. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11. Drinking, Drugs, and Gangs

Many parents have different ways of addressing the common use of alcohol and drugs by teenagers. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12. Special Circumstances

A significant part of parenting is being able to adapt to suit your child's needs. Of course, this is much easier said than done, especially when your child may fall into certain groups or have specific challenges. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What do you think about this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe child development, the teen years.
  • Summarize teaching virtues and instilling values.
  • Identify rules and consequences.
  • Describe communication techniques when dealing with teenagers.
  • Summarize how to convey and encourage academic success in teenagers.
  • Recognize friendship, bullying, and socialization in teenagers.
  • Describe ways of approaching and dealing with dating and sexuality in teenagers.
  • Summarize work and money matters for teenagers.
  • Describe some methods of addressing sexual assault with teenagers.
  • Identify teenage issues with drinking, drugs, and gangs.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: How to Live with a Teenager
Course Number: 8900201
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (227 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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