Recorded Workshop

Yum! Brands Exclusive: Teens in Love: Balance Safety and Independence

January 24, 2024 1:00 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

Learning to navigate healthy romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. At the same time you want to promote independence in your teen, while helping them stay safe.  You may feel as unprepared as your kids to handle this ever-changing stage. 

While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships.   And the same may be true for you – maybe you’re wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially with social media and other challenges?

We will explore important changes in your teen’s brain and why fostering independence is so important at this stage of development. Teens and young adults still need a lot of guidance and support while helping them to strive toward independence. At the same time, boundaries remain important. How do you balance it all? Let’s Talk.  Join Ruth Freeman, LSCW and founder of Peace At Home who will be joined by Suzanne Levy, Ph.D., internationally renowned licensed clinical psychologist and co-developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy International. She has presented internationally on emotion coaching, child and adolescent therapies, resilience, teen depression, and substance use. 

  • 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,  Support, Inspire, and Connect Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Building an Extraordinary Relationship with your Teen through Everyday Conversations,  Positive Connections for More Cooperation for Teens 

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Apply effective approaches to supporting your teen about romantic relationships with trust, compassion, clarity and consistency
  • Recognize typical development in your teen’s brain and why they often make the choices they do
  • Identify strategies that help you balance monitoring with trust and help your child stay safe
  • Recognize the connections between physical and romantic relationships with your own relationship health


Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,



  • communication
  • confidence
  • independence
  • safety

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
Peace at Home