Dale R. Goodman, Ph.D., D.MiN. 

empowering life and relationships

Preparing Parents for the Turbulant Teen Years

                                            For parents and educators of 4th–8th grade students

Are you prepared for the turbulent, trying years of adolescence? Many parents believe they are, until it happens. Adolescence. It can begin as early as 8 years of age. Typically from 10 to 15 are some of the most conflicting and confusing times. It doesn’t have to be this way. The key. Wisdom. Understanding. Knowledge. 

At this stage of family life, parents need to get ahead of the curve to prevent ongoing conflict and crisis. Adolescence is not the same as parenting children. It is different. It can be costly if not handled properly. 

Parents need discovery, to learn the inside-out of adolescence. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with it can save much heartache and confusion. Get prepared now!


“Adolescent – Who?” This workshop focuses key developmental changes that every parent must be aware of. It explains some of the odd behavior in adolescence.

“Identity Quest” There are several questions that teens are trying to answer that are crucial to developing a healthy identity. This workshop will help parents to gain a deeper understanding of the internal struggles their child is going through.  

“On A Collision Course with Adolescence” As teens are entering into adolescence, parents are typically entering into midlife. This workshop identifies some unique dynamics in both parent and teen that can lead to potential conflict.

"A True American Hero” Parents pay a dear price during the adolescent years. It is not easy. This uplifting workshop elevates the role and impact of parents during the trying teen years.

“How to Stay Connected To Your Teen” Parents work hard raising their children, then adolescence. This workshop provides valuable insights and tools for staying connected with your teen during the turbulent teen years.

“Keeping Calm In The Midst Of Chaos” Your teen has a way of firing up your emotional engine. It is easy to feel hurt, frustrated and angry toward your teen. How do you diffuse the emotional turmoil you are feeling? This workshop identifies a very important concept to minimize major parent-teen conflict.

Workshop Information

What: Parenting Workshops (aimed at parents of 4--8th grade)

Where: Private Schools & Churches

Whom: Parents & Educators

Time: 90 minute with group sharing

When: Whatever the organization requests

Materials Handouts are provided

Cost: All workshops are cost free. Donations are appreciated.

For more information or to schedule a workshop please go to our contact page. Thank you!