It's no secret that the adolescent years can be stressful for teens and parents. However, this can also be a time of positive growth and development. In this video course, Dr. Dan reviews normal development then shares ideas on how to navigate the most common challenges. Parenting do's and don'ts.

Course preview

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Part I: Understanding adolescence

    • Course introduction

    • Pubertal/biological changes

    • Psychosocial changes

    • Erikson’s 8 life stages of crisis resolution and adolescence

    • Individual differences and "Goodness of fit"

    • Adolescence as a period of risk and opportunity

    • “ESSENCE” of Adolescence

  • 2

    Part II: Navigating adolescence

    • Introduction to navigating adolescence

    • Power struggles and strategies

    • Your behavior management tool kit

    • Time-in

    • Some more basics

    • Empathy and active listening

    • Motivational interviewing

    • Breaking bad communication habits

    • “STEPS” to problem-solving

    • Contingency management

    • Getting help

    • Conclusion: keep the long view