Adolescence Course

Adolescence Course: 6 General Sessions + 5 Small Group Discussions

For parents of children 14-17 yrs (or soon to be).

Between the conflicts and crisis of this phase, many of the values transmitted by the family during infancy, begin now to dull, be contrasted and assimilated.

In this course, parents discover the value of their adolescent children and discover how to efficiently communicate in moments of crisis. In addition, they will analyze the social tendencies that impact the development of their adolescent’s fragile personality.

Adolescence is a course developed by professionals at the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), and it uses the Harvard case study method to explore parenting issues. This course is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to parents, who are the first educators of their children.

The course fee includes course materials refreshments & free parking.

This course is comprised of the following sessions:

  1. Introduction to Adolescence: Crises & Challenges
  2. Sexuality & Educating for Love
  3. Self-Esteem & Personal Style
  4. Authority, Freedom & Responsibility
  5. Adolescent Partying & The Conquest of Autonomy
  6. Family Project: Overcoming Marital Crises

Small Group Discussion Dates:

* These case studies have an additional meeting to take place prior to this session date. These are small group discussions where you will study a case. Meetings are held in private homes prior to the General Sessions with the exception of the first general session. Dates will be determined by hosting team lead couples and you will be notified of the dates after the first General Session.

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