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Course Description


How to Live with a Teenager tackles subjects from discipline to sexuality and everything in between. Learn how to develop better communication skills that will help the relationship you have with your child as well as discover new techniques for handling unfortunate situations.

This course speaks to the "typical" teen but appreciates that no two teens are alike, no two parents are alike, and that's okay because parenting is a deeply individual experience. 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. Through the use of examples and resources, you can distinguish between healthy development and causes for concern as well as how to navigate your way through tricky topics like sex, school, money, and more.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

   Several lessons will include a written assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe child development, the teen years.
  • Know teaching virtues and instilling values.
  • Identify rules and consequences.
  • Describe communication techniques when dealing with teenagers.
  • Know 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.
  • Know work and money matters for teenagers.
  • Describe some methods of addressing sexual assault with teenagers.
  • Identify teenage issues with drinking, drugs, and gangs, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Assignment2
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Assignment2
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment2
Lesson 11 Exam10
Lesson 12 Exam10
The Final Exam35
Total Points:161

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