Colorado State University Hosts Workshop to Help Parents Understand Adolescents

Colorado State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies will host a community workshop, "Facing the Challenges and Delights of Parenting Adolescents," on March 1.

Jill Kreutzer, professor of Human Development and Family Studies, will explore how changes in typical adolescent behavior create the need for different parenting techniques. Parents will get helpful and creative tips on how to live with their changing teens.

The free workshop, part of the Families at Five series, will run from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the Gifford Building on campus. Free parking is available in the "A" lot west of the Gifford Building. Children are welcome to attend with their parents or they can participate in programs especially designed for their age group. The children’s program, "Growing Up," for participants ages 3-6 and 7-11, will be centered on discussion and activities about becoming a teenager. The Families at Five series is sponsored by the Colorado State University’s Center for Family and Couple Therapy within the College of Applied Human Sciences.

The spring schedule follows. All workshops will run from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the Gifford Building.

April 5

  • "Fostering Healthy Lifestyles for Children." Speaker: Art Campfield, professor and head of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Children’s program: "It’s Hard to Say Goodbye."

May 3

  • "Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Remarriage." Speaker: Kevin P. Lyness, Human Development and Family Studies professor. Children’s program: "When Mom and Dad Divorce (or, My Family’s Changing)."

For more information, contact Jennifer Aberle at (970) 491-7452.