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Active Parenting and Active Parenting of Teens

The 'How To' Programs for Parents of K-12 Children


Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. All the love we have for our children does not automatically make us effective parents.  

Active Parenting for parents of children in grades kindergarten through six and Active Parenting of Teens for parents of teens in grades seven through twelve are perhaps the most effective programs ever offered in the “how to” of raising children. YES Community Counseling Center and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition host both programs to help families communicate with their children and teens to reduce substance misuse and ensure a healthy Massapequa: 

Active Parenting and Active Parenting of Teens are designed to equip parents with new skills and enhance the ones they already have in order to face the challenges during the lifeline journey as a parent. The video-based parent education series address age related issues and topics.

Active Parenting strives to improve parent communication with our children; teach responsibility and other important values; handle problems as they come up; defuse power struggles; cope with difficult topics such as drugs, bullying and sex; stimulate independence as our children grow older and encourage our kids to be their best!

Active Parenting of Teens seeks to help parents communicate effectively with their teens (it can be done!); understand a teen's goal - which is key to avoiding power struggles; provide teens tools to behave in a responsible way; reduce the risks of the teen years, including alcohol, drugs, sexuality and violence.

If you are interested in attending, please email Evanthia at or call (516) 799-3203 x224. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

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