Seminar to help parents better communicate with teens to be held in February

ST. GEORGE – A parenting seminar to help parents better communicate with their teenage children will be held in February.

It is not always easy for parents to communicate with their teenage children in today’s fast-paced culture. Engaging teens in potentially difficult issues, like drugs, sex, guns, dating and so on, can be particularly daunting. Parents are often at a loss navigating teen culture, and once they have dialed into the trends of the day, the cultural landscape has already changed.

Pastor and author Jeffrey Dean will be returning the St. George on Feb. 2, for a parenting seminar for the parents of teens and pre-teens.

Dean visited St. George last year as a guest of the Hope Pregnancy Care Center. An estimated 60 parents attended the 2011 seminar, and requested Dean’s return in 2012 so more parents could hear his message.

Dean is a teen expert and parent advocate that speaks to thousands of teens every year.  He has served on the Strategic Stakeholders Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. He presently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse.

The parenting seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Dunford Auditorium at Dixie State College. The seminar is free to the public.

Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to reserve seating in advance. For more information, or to reserve seating, call 656-5331.

Hope Pregnancy Care Center is a local life-affirming, non-profit agency serving men and women in unplanned pregnancies through education and counseling services.

mkessler@stgnews.com

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1 Comment

  • Gerry June 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve gone through the terrible 2s as well. All of this sounds soooo familiar. But it does get better, through patience and time.I didn’t think it would happen, but it eventually got better.
    I actually just talked about this in my blog: loveandkids.wordpress.com

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