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Helping Teens Navigate Peer Relationships Take and Teach Lesson

As children move into the teen years, they naturally shift focus from their family to friends and acquaintances their own age — their peers. However, parents still play an important role in their children’s lives and can help them navigate the sometimes complex world of peer relationships.

Are you:

If so, then the Helping Teens Navigate Peer Relationships take and teach lesson is for you!

Download the “Lesson Plan Resources” linked below to get started today. The complete lesson will take between 60 and 90 minutes to teach, depending if you decide to use one, two, or three activities.

All lesson resources were developed by Jodi Dworkin, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor — Family Social Science, and colleagues as noted. For more information on this lesson plan, please contact the author (612-624-3732; jdworkin@umn.edu).

Lesson Plan Resources

For Facilitators

Facilitators will need to download and/or print one copy of the following resources for their use in delivering the Helping Teens Navigate Peer Relationships take and teach lesson:

For Facilitators and Participants

Facilitators will need to print one copy of the following resources for each of their Helping Teens Navigate Peer Relationships take and teach lesson participants:

Related Resources

Teens and Risk-Taking (241 K PDF) — Part of the Teen Talk Fact Sheet series, this handout provides participants background on the topic of teens and risk-taking.

Talking About Substance Abuse — Advice on talking to teens and young adults about alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.

Research: Relationships — Research summary for professionals on how to enhance student's performance through positive relationships.

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