A Parent's Guide to Adolescents

A Parent's Guide to Adolescents
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Why do they act that way? That is the question all parents of teenagers have asked themselves at one time or another. Understanding those not children, but not yet adult humans that take over the house is no easy feat. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect for elders, and spend all their time sleeping and playing video games. This course addresses what modern teens face today and delves into physiological and psychological issues that turn our loving kids into surely teenagers.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify components of adolescents brains
  • Recall proper communication skills and how the media influences adolescents
  • Recognize the physical changes in an adolescent’s body
  • Recall some guidelines for helping teens through emotional changes

A Parent's Guide to Adolescents Module 1
Adolescent Brains & Impulsiveness

In Module 1 we will explore the gap that forms between adolescents and their parents. We will delve into the adolescent brain and identify how teens change physically, mentally, and emotionally during the adolescent years.

  • Making Sense of Adolescence
  • What Adolescents Face Today
  • The Gap Between Parents and Their Kids
  • Appreciating Adolescents
  • Physical Changes in the Teen Brain

A Parent's Guide to Adolescents Module 2
Communication & Sexual Identity

In Module 2 we will focus on communicating with the adolescent. Tips and tools for learning good communication skills will be shared. Also, we will identify the trials teens face while exploring his or her sexual identity during adolescents and list some effective tools for addressing sexual identity with teens.

  • Parent-Adolescent Miscommunication
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Male and Female Brains
  • Sexual Stereotyping and Identity
  • Love, Sex, and the Adolescent Brain

A Parent's Guide to Adolescents Module 3
Media, Sleep, & Mental Illness

Module 3 describes the physical changes in an adolescent’s body and addresses why teens sleep patterns tend to change during these years. Another important topic discussed in this module is mental illness in teens. How to know if your child is testing his or her boundaries or if there may be an underlying factor that may require intervention.

  • Adolescents and Media
  • Media Use
  • Media in Teens’ Lives
  • Sleep and the Teen Brain
  • Adolescent Mental Illness

A Parent's Guide to Adolescents Module 4
Psychological & Social Dimensions of Adolescence

Module 4 will define how teens react to the physical changes that take place during adolescents and give parents/adults some guidelines on the best way to help teens through these changes. Emotional changes are also discussed and finally, peer relationships and the important influence friends have on the adolescent.

  • Four Major Changes
  • Reactions to Physical Changes
  • Reactions to Emotional Change
  • The Shift of Influence from Parents to Peers
  • The Search for Identity

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.