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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
The Final Exam 35 points
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