The Alabama Cooperative Extension System
 Sunday, December 16, 2018
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Parent-Teen Relationship · 4-H Youth Activities
Dr. Jennifer Kerpelman: 334-844-3790 -


We are pleased to offer a new program for promoting good communication, positive interactions, and productive problem solving among teens and their parents (parent-figures). StayConnected addresses many of the current concerns and experiences of families today. The program combines research-based information with hands-on activities for educating teens and parents about themselves and their relationships. Materials can be used separately with groups of teens or parents, as well as with joint sessions that include both parents and teens. Whenever possible we encourage you to include activities that parents and teens can do on their own that help to link the in-session experiences to their day-to-day lives. This program is designed to be flexible so that it is useful for a broad range of participants who bring different interests and needs to the sessions.

The StayConnected program contains the following information:

  1. Goals for teens
  2. Goals for parents
  3. Lesson plans for teen goals
  4. Lesson plans for parent goals
  5. Powerpoint for teen goals
  6. Powerpoint for parent goals
  7. In-session parent-teen activities
  8. Out-of-session parent-teen activities
  9. Other resources that may be helpful working with parents and teens in this program
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