Active Parenting of Teens

Active Parenting of Teens on Flash Drive or Streaming

Active Parenting of Teens (3rd ed.)
For parents of preteens and teens, this video and discussion program provides parents with the skills needed to use effective discipline, teach responsibility, and communicate with their children. Each session shows parents how to handle sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality, and violence. 

Available in English and Spanish, with videoembedded PowerPoint available on Flash Drive or Streaming. 

What’s so great about Active Parenting of Teens?

  • Built-in flexibility: your parenting classes can be 2, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
  • Easy to lead thanks to step-by-step instructions in the Leader’s Guide
  • Filled with warm, relatable video scenes to help explain key points
  • Engaging video available embedded in PowerPoint on Flash Drive or Streaming—your choice!

The Active Parenting of Teens program includes the essential Active Parenting model that has benefited millions of parents, plus:

  • Teens & technology (the Internet, social networking sites, etc.)
  • The latest in teen drug use prevention (including prescription drugs)
  • Teen bullying: how to spot it, how to handle it
  • Special stepfamily considerations
  • How brain development affects teen behavior and decision-making
  • Improved discipline and communication
  • Updated teen sexuality issues

With Active Parenting of Teens, you will be able to offer parenting classes in which parents are able to learn and laugh in a supportive environment.

Here’s what you’ll be teaching:

With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? The Active Parenting of Teens program is designed to make it easy for you to offer:

AA comprehensive, 6-session course on parenting teenagers and ‘tweens
(Sessions I-VI, see below)

BA two-part class, each comprised of 3 sessions. Do the first class and then the second as a follow-up later in the year
(Sessions I-VI, see below)

CA 4-session class for basics + in-depth skills practice
(Sessions I-IV, see below)

Da 3-session class for basic Active Parenting skills (with a teenage twist)
(Sessions I-III, see below)

Ea 2-session unit focusing on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) prevention, plus sexuality
(Sessions V-VI, see below)

SESSION I – The Active Parent
  • Teens today
  • Styles of parenting
  • Control vs. influence
  • Mutual respect
  • The method of choice
SESSION II – Winning Cooperation
  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication with teens
  • The key of encouragement
SESSION III – Responsibility & Discipline
  • Logical consequences and more
  • Problem-solving with FLAC
SESSION IV – Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • Courage and self-esteem
  • Five goals of teen behavior
  • Eliminating power struggles
SESSION V – Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence
  • Reducing the risks
  • Overview of the issues
  • Prevention strategies 1-4 (focus on sexuality)
SESSION VI – Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence (continued)
  • Prevention strategies 5-10 (focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs)

Other Program Materials:

Active Parenting of Teens Parent’s Guide

SKU: 4503

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Active Parenting of Teens Leader’s Guide

SKU: 4502

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Active Parenting of Teens (3rd edition) Course Announcement Poster

SKU: 4505

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Active Parenting of Teens Promo Flyer

SKU: 450F

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Active Parenting of Teens Online Group

SKU: 3602x

$79.95$143.45Learn More
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Active Parenting of Teens Online Video Library (subscription)

SKU: 4520LC

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Active Parenting of Teens Certificate of Completion

SKU: 4504E

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Testimonials/Media Reviews

Leader Testimonials

“Families in Action/Active Parenting of Teens will help these teenagers learn communication and behavioral skills that will make a difference in their family life and community relationships.”

Karen Tenneson
Upward Bound Counseling Coordinator, Luther College, Decorah, IA

“When parents come into the program (Families in Action/Active Parenting of Teens), they are closed up and think they are alone in the problems they are having with their child. But as we watch the videos and discuss the situations, the moms and dads start opening up. They begin looking at situations from other points of view and ultimately they grow and develop new ways of parenting their children.”

Linda Anson
Teen Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District, LA

“It has been a joy to facilitate Active Parenting of Teens... Just wanted you to know that this is one of the best parent programs I have seen and I think many parents will benefit...”

G. Marie Bryant
Prevention Educator, Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia

Parent Testimonials

“I have had several people ask me about my parenting skills. This is due to my wonderful daughter... This wasn’t always the case... I began experiencing problems that I wasn’t prepared to handle... I truly believe that implementing the techniques of your Active Parenting of Teens program saved both of us... I felt that I had the skills to deal with parenting a teen and that we had set a good foundation for mutual success... Thank you for your contribution to our success and happiness.”

Theresa Bracco
California Parent


  • KIDS FIRST! ENDORSEMENT, Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (2nd ed.)
  • 2007 Program of the Year – Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice (2nd ed.)
  • EMPixx Gold Award Winner 2009 (3rd ed.)

Press Release

Comprehensive Juvenile Services Receives Juvenile Program Award

The Active Parenting of Teens parent education program was selected as the Juvenile Program of the Year at the conclusion of the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice Conference in North Little Rock, Arkansas on September 13, 2007. The Active Parenting of Teens is a program offered by Comprehensive Juvenile Services in Sebastian, Crawford, and Logan Counties. Ms. Frances Morreale, Parent Instructor, has been conducting the parenting classes since 1994. The program is offered to the parents of teenage children who have entered the juvenile justice system or who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

The Active Parenting of Teens is a six week curriculum which addresses the various principles and skills which are necessary to assist parents in becoming more effective in the management of their teenage children. The program encourages parents to adopt skills that are needed to resolve family conflicts and to help reduce discipline problems. Parents are taught ways to promote confidence and self-esteem, which are most vital in helping parents to address their children’s turbulent years and to produce positive results. The six part curriculum includes: The Active Parent, Instilling Courage and Self-Esteem, Developing Responsibility, Winning Cooperation through Communications, the Challenge of Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Parenting and Teen Sexuality.

Since the beginning of the program, the Active Parenting of Teens has enrolled 3,970 parents into the educational program. As of date, the graduation rate is 65%. The Active Parenting of Teens is exclusively designed for the parents who will, in turn, have a positive influence on their child. In order to divert the youth from juvenile delinquency, the efforts must begin on the home front, with parental involvement and control.

In addition to the Active Parenting of Teens, Comprehensive Juvenile Services provides a variety of services for the delinquent and at- risk youth in Sebastian, Crawford, Logan, Scott, Polk, and Montgomery County. The services include casework, electronic monitoring, community services, mental health, and residential treatment. The emergency shelter, The Western Arkansas Youth Shelter, is located in Cecil, Arkansas. Comprehensive Juvenile Services is a private, non-profit youth and family service organization.