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Teens and Parents

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


Teenagers will always struggle to find their independence. Just remember, increased freedom = increased responsibility. Parents have many roles to fulfill. Make sure you are part of the solution and not the problem. Choose effective methods of communication with your parents.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Teen Living
Strand 2 Standard 2

Discuss how relationships with parents, siblings and the elderly affect families, careers and communities. Explore methods of building relationships of trust and respect with parents/guardians.


  • Bell Ringer Cards for each student
  • Teens and Parents Study Guide Handout
  • My Declaration of Independence Handout
  • Teens and Parents PowerPoint Presentation
  • How to Win With Parents Role Play Script
  • Family Feud Game Instructions
  • How Well Do You Know Your Parents? Handout

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Discuss a teenager's struggle for independence. Discuss how parents have the same basic needs as teens in their multiple roles and how teens can contribute to or relieve parental stress. Explore effective methods of communicating and building trust with parents.

Instructional Procedures:
Teacher and student step-by-step instructions are found below in the "Teens and Parents Lesson Plan" attachment.


Assessment Plan:
Students will complete the homework assignment, "How Well Do You Know Your Parents?". Explain this assignment to the students. It will be due next class period.

Teen Living Curriculum Guide from the Utah State Office of Education

Vikki Masters

Created Date :
May 29 2012 15:55 PM