ParentingMontana.org Tools for Your 16-Year-Old

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ParentingMontana.org Tools for Your 16-Year-Old

Your sixteen-year-old needs to be in situations where they can practice healthy decision-making skills. Involving teens in establishing family rules and expectations makes a huge difference in their ability to safely experience the world. There are simple things parents and those in a parenting rule can do right now to build a healthy relationship with their teen while encouraging them to manage their own behavior, solve problems, and make healthy choices. Parenting a teen is not easy. Join the parents who grow their skills using the process and tools available from ParentingMontana.org. This podcast shares resources from the website that will enable you to engage your teen in developing the social and emotional skills essential for a successful future. Engaging your teen in honest conversations using the process learned in this podcast will grow the relationship required for enjoying the teen years and beyond. Parenting a teen is a journey that comes with a lot of joy as well as anxiety. ParentingMontana.org provides parents and those in a parenting role with tools to support their teens’ growth through this critical time of development. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services teamed with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University to encourage healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral development through ParentingMontana.org. The resources on the website were originally developed to offer skill building to parents in Montana, yet these tools can support parents and those in a parenting role anywhere. This podcast explains a five-step process: Gain Input, Teach, Practice, Support, and Recognize. Using this process in your daily interactions with your teen engages them in understanding themselves and problem solving while building a strong relationship with you. With practice, you and your teen will become more comfortable with the process and will have the ability to face challenges today and in years to come. Clear communication and a healthy relationship are necessary to teach your teen to overcome struggles and gain the skills needed to thrive. The individual tools available for parenting your sixteen-year-old include: Anger, Back Talk, Bullying, Chores, Confidence, Conflict, Discipline, Establishing Rules About Alcohol, Friends, Homework, Listening, Lying, Mixed Messages About Alcohol, Peer Pressure, Reading, Routines, and Stress. Listen now to work toward being the parent that you want to be for your teen.

  • Stress for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Stress for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Routines for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Routines for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Reading for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Reading for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Peer Pressure for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Peer Pressure for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Mixed Messages About Alcohol for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Mixed Messages About Alcohol for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Lying for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Lying for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Listening for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Listening for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Homework for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Homework for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Guidance and Discipline for Skill Building for Your 15-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Guidance and Discipline for Skill Building for Your 15-Year-Old

  • Friends for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Friends for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Establishing Rules About Alcohol for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Establishing Rules About Alcohol for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Conflict for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Conflict for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Confidence for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Confidence for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Chores for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Chores for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Bullying for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Bullying for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Back Talk for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Back Talk for Your 16-Year-Old

  • Anger for Your 16-Year-Old

    May 18, 2021

    Anger for Your 16-Year-Old

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