Has this ever happened to you? You're rolling along, a happy family, and suddenly, your adorable, loveable, winsome children turn into sulking, uncommunicative strangers. Your daughter wants a nose ring. Your son wants a tattoo -- a zulu tatoo, that will stretch across the bridge of his nose and cover his cheeks. The last thing they want to do is spend time with you, and you can barely tear them away from texting their friends long enough to eat dinner.
Welcome to the teenage years.
We all live through it, and most kids come out on the other side as thoughtful, responsible adults, but the interim years can be trying. So, what's a parent to do?
We have just the program for you: Active Parenting of Teens.
This six-week program, taught by trained professionals from the Mountain Resource Center of Conifer, will cover respectful discipline, clear and honest communication, strategies to prevent risky behavior and how to be an encouraging parent.
Spaces are limited, and there is a $15 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Ask your local librarian how to register, or call 303-235-5275.
6 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 5-Mar. 12