The Parenting Children Course was designed for those parenting teenagers 18 years old. This course is for any parent/guardian of children, whether you consider yourself to have strong parenting skills or are struggling.

This course is made up of five sessions and can be completed at your own pace. Each session has questions at the end and an exercise for you to complete. ALL answers that you give are for personal growth and will NOT be used or shared for any reason.

The authors and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission to reproduce copyright material for this course. Every effort has been made to trace and contact copyright holders. If there are any inadvertent omissions, we apologize to those concerned and will ensure that a suitable acknowledgement is made in all future editions.

This course was created through the Focus on the Family train the trainer program and any materials attached were reproduced for the purpose of the program.  The tables, diagrams, and quotes are cited under each and all materials are reproduced by permission of the publisher.

The exercise (Teen Priority) is adapted from Walt Mueller, Understanding Today’s Youth Culture, Tyndale House Publishers, 1994 and reproduced by permission of the author.

The table (effective communication) is adapted from Tim Smith, Almost Cool, Moody Publishers, 1997 and is reproduced by permission of the publisher. 

The SMART rules for staying safe online are copyright to Childnet International 2002-2011 and are reproduced with permission. 

The exercise “facing challenges” is adapted from Michael & Terri Quinn, What Can a Parent Do? Family Caring trust, 1986 and reproduced by permission. 

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