“The ‘No-Maybe-Yes’ Years: Preparing for Parenting Tweens and Teens” with Kim John Payne

Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Wheat Ridge High School

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This presentation is designed to help parents who have tweenagers and teenagers and to prepare parents of younger children for the years ahead. It will highlight issues affecting young people, between the ages of 8 and 18, and offer workable strategies for navigating what can be one of the most difficult periods for parents, teachers, and teenagers alike.

Some topics include:

  • Navigating the squalls    The phases of adolescence and how these may be expressed and anticipated.
  • Venus & Mars    The similarities and the differing needs of boys and girls.
  • Coming of Age    Rethinking how to help the 12- to 14-year-old children prepare for a changing world.
  • Threshold Issues  –  An overview of addictive tendencies and how to meet them in creative ways.
  • “But they are my friends!”  –  The peer group and defining the roles played within it. How the can adult work with the peer group and not against it?

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Kim John Payne


Kim John Payne, M.ED, is the author of the #1 Best Selling book, Simplicity Parenting, and The Soul of Discipline. A consultant and trainer to over 250 North American independent and public schools, Kim has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher, educator and a private family counselor for over thirty years. Together with the team at The Center for Social Sustainability, he trains and certifies Parent Guidance Coaches and regularly gives keynote addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. In each role, he has been helping children, adolescents and families explore issues such as social difficulties with siblings and classmates, attention and behavioral issues at home and school, emotional issues such as defiance, aggression, addiction and self-esteem and the vital role living a balanced and simple life.