Recorded Workshop

MIT OEOP Exclusive: Let’s Talk about Talking to Teens

February 26, 2022 10:30 am EDT/EST

This workshop was hosted live on the date noted above, you can view the recording and download the handouts below.

talking to teens

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About This Workshop

  • Do you sometimes find it difficult to connect with your teen?
  • Do you sometimes wonder what’s really going on in their heart and mind?
  • Do you want to find ways to argue less and connect more? 

Adolescence is a time of big changes and parents sometimes wish they could better understand their teen. This session will be a conversation about ways to communicate that may increase your teen’s willingness to be open with you as well as strengthen their confidence and their well-being. Many accomplished youth start to feel more anxious during adolescence or even discouraged in ways that you may not notice. We will all talk together about strategies you can use to provide the support and connection that will help your teen thrive. You will have a chance to hear from other parents and ask questions of Peace At Home Parenting founder, Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW and bilingual and bicultural retired school social worker, Catina Caban-Owen, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, MPA

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize important aspects of teen development
  • Define effective discipline
  • Apply 10 steps that will decrease conflict and help your teen cooperate more

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Catina Caban-Owen

Habla Hispana, Salud Mental, Escuela,

Doctorado, ACSW, LCSW, MPA


  • communication
  • connection
  • emotions
  • relationship

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
Peace at Home