Tweens and Teens Planning for Independence


As children enter adolescence, they have a natural desire for independence. Teenagers’ desire for freedom can be scary for parents/caregivers, however, it is what gradually turns your adolescent into a healthy adult.

  • 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 key factors in adolescent brain development that influence behavior
  • Identify factors that make independence during adolescence “risky”
  • Recognize the consequences of restricting independence
  • Identify and apply steps in planning with teens for situations that strengthen the independence