Recorded Workshop

Talking to Teens: Communication for Connection and Safety

May 09, 2023 12:30 pm EDT/EST

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

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About This Workshop

Studies show that youth who feel they can talk with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as promiscuity, using substances, violence, etc. However, it’s easy to have breakdowns when talking with teens, especially about their struggles. Many of us want to help our kids to feel better and even fix their problems…which actually doesn’t help. This class will help you recognize barriers to connecting positively and apply strategies that will improve your communication during this confusing developmental stage.

  • Click the button above to watch the recording of this workshop previously hosted.  Come learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence. If you are looking for more support email our Parent Guides at
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, Teen Age Library- Support, Inspire and Connect. Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Positive Connections for More Cooperation for Teens , Use Everyday Conversations to Nurture Character, Plan for Teen Independence – Part 1 and 2, and Talking to Teens: Teach Problem Solving.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of attachment and the role it plays in cooperation
  • Recognize the nature of teen brain development to better understand their behaviors and needs
  • Identify and apply daily practices to strengthen your relationship with your child
  • Apply practical and effective steps to teach and support independence in your tween or teen
  • Apply firm and friendly boundaries as needed to help your teen stay safe as they mature

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Marc Lehman

Adolescents, Mental Health,



  • communication
  • connection
  • discipline
  • independence
  • rules/routines
  • teen safety

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
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