Defending your teen: Parent education program
Defending Your TeenA program developed by DARE Officer of the Year 2013, Timothy Shoemaker
Navigating the teen years can be formidable. You probably have wondered about the potential risks your child will face. Alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug use, dangerous driving, sexual activity are a few of the possible risk. Maybe even the pressures of the school, sports or just fitting in.
You may worry that you’re no longer the most influential person in your child’s life. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Your child needs your influence and guidance now more than ever.
For this reason, I have placed links containing a segment of a five part parenting program called, “Defending Your Teen” on my school wires and in emails to River Dell parents. While the focus of the series is maintaining a drug free life style, parents will develop skills to improve communication, set boundaries, and improve decisions making when interacting with their teens. Each segment is designed to provide a brief overview (8-12 minutes) of a topic that can be viewed right from your computer.
I hope you enjoy the series. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at Randie.ONeil@riverdell.org.
Randie O’Neil, PhD., LCADCStudent Assistance Counselor
Video 1: How Things Have Changed - www.empoweredparent.org/riverdell1
Video 2: Supporting Drug Free Decisions - www.empoweredparent.org/riverdell2
Video 3: Detecting Drug Use - www.empoweredparent.org/riverdell3
Video 4: Diagnosing Drug Use - www.empoweredparent.org/riverdell4
Video 5: Responding to Drug Use - www.empoweredparent.org/riverdell5