cefam cefam at pusit.admu.edu.ph
Tue Sep 11 09:32:08 PHT 2007

A Workshop on
Positive Empowered
Parenting (PEP)

For parents and caregivers of  teens 13 years old and above

The Pep-Teens Workshop Approach


     One of the greatest joys in life is becoming a parent.And yet, it can 
also be one of the most challenging roles that parents are ever faced 
with.In these high-stressed times and surrounding complex environment, the 
demands and responsibilities of parenting seem to even be harder to fulfill.

Is there a better way to raise our teens?

     CEFAM presents its PEP-TEENS WORKSHOP as an alternative approach to 
effective parenting.In this workshop, parents and other caregivers learn 
how to create more satisfying and productive relationships in the 
family.The program teaches specific and practical skills that parents need 
and will use in their daily interaction with their teens.After the 
workshop, parents need and will use in their daily interaction with their 
teens.After the workshop, parents may begin to feel more confident and 
capable to fulfill their roles as fathers and mothers.And, as they try out 
their new skills at home, they will hopefully be able to recapture and 
continue to enjoy this significant role which every parent truly values.


Talk 1: Building A Positive Relationship With Your Teen
Parents are often times baffled with their teen.Years back, these parents 
can probably claim to have had a relatively smooth parent-child 
relationship.But now that their child is a teen-ager, things seem to have 
changed.What makes your teen different?What makes him behave the way he 
does?What are his present concerns?Part I of this module presents an 
overview of adolescent development.Knowing this will enable parents to 
understand their teen better and be more sensitive to his basic needs at 
this stage in his life.

Talk 2: Communicating Effectively With Your Teen
Do you want to build friendship and intimacy with your teen?Effective 
communication is a basic ingredient in developing a good relationship 
between parent and teen.Do you want to be close to him?At the same time, do 
you want your child to understand you?These are some of the vital questions 
that will be answered in this module.Important parenting skills such as 
reflective listening, I-message, and problem-solving will be thoroughly 
discussed in this workshop.

Talk 3: How To Improve Your Child’s Teen’s-Esteem
Every parent wants his teen to grow up capable, confident, and able to 
achieve his full potential.How de we help him develop these qualities?This 
module will teach parents practical ways of helping their teen build his 
self-worth which is essential to a healthy personality.Through lectures and 
activities, parents will find out if they are nurturing or blocking the 
full development of their teen’s self-esteem.Concrete ways to rebuild a 
child’s low self-esteem will also be discussed.

Talk 4: Positive Ways to Discipline Your Teen
Do you have difficulties in disciplining your teen?However, in reality, 
effective discipline is one of the best ways for the teen to develop 
responsibility and decision-making skills.In this module, parents will 
learn practical ways of using positive discipline.With these suggestions, 
parents will discover that discipline need not cause unnecessary stress on 
both parent and teen.
Special topics that parents are usually concerned with will also be briefly 
discussed in this module:sibling rivalry, developing social 
skills,schoolwork, boy-gril relationships, peer pressure, SDA (smoking, 
drugs, alcohol).

·       Lecture Presentations
·       Role-Playing Exercised and other experiential activities
·       Question and Answer Forum

Resource Persons

Speakers are trained counselors/ psychologists from the CEFAM staff.
The PEP-Teens Workshop is based on the U.S. program called Systematic 
Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) and has been adopted by CEFAM 
speakers to meet the needs of the Filipino family.


  Two Consecutive Saturdays    October 6 and 13, 2007

8:30 am  4:30 pm
·       The PEP-Teens Workshop is conducted in CEFAM two times a year.The 
entire workshop or portions of it (any of the individual topics) may be 
conducted for schools, corporations, and other organizations.

CEFAM Address

Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM)
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Q.C.
Tel. # 426-4289 to 92. or Ateneo local # 4803 or 4804

·       P 2,000 per person
·       P 3,600 per couple

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