Parent Project: Truckee’s Family Resource Center to Help Parents Help Their Teens |

Parent Project: Truckee’s Family Resource Center to Help Parents Help Their Teens

What does it mean to have a strong-willed child? How can we use our strengths as parents to empower our children to make good choices?

Many of the influences our children receive come from peers and media images. They are bombarded with them. As parents we must find the proper balance to allow them their own creative expression and still guide them toward making healthy and safe choices.

While we often envision a strong-willed child as being demanding and stubborn, it is important to note these character traits also drive many of us to reach our potential when used positively. Beginning Jan. 26, the Family Resource Center of Truckee will be implementing a 10-week parenting class/support group, Parent Project, for parents who feel they need help when it comes to communicating and disciplining their teenagers.

The program is designed to provide parents with the tools they need to reduce family conflict, improve school performance and attendance, identify and intervene with drug and alcohol use, intercede in negative peer associations and set more effective limits. In addition, parents learn how to implement appropriate consequences and understand they cannot totally control the actions of their children, but they can alter the outcomes of their actions.

The Parent Project is not just another communication-based course. By stressing behavioral interventions, the program highlights the issues teenagers and parents face in today’s complex world which accentuates the media and the self. Parents will garner the tools, techniques and support to raise successful, productive and responsible teens with the Parent Project.

Sign up today for the Parent Project classes. Please call the Family Resource Center of Truckee at 587-2513.

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