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Why Do They Act That Way? Proven Strategies to Understand and Stay Connected To Your Teen

Adult Enrichment / Personal Development -
Winter/Spring 2024 Bloomington Youth and Adult Enrichment

Parenting teenagers isn't easy. Parenting during a pandemic? Even harder.

These times are especially difficult for teenagers, whose job it is to gain independence and spend time with friends! Supporting teenagers and staying connected during this time is essential for their mental health and wellbeing. But this isn't easy! This self-paced online class delivers the latest insight about the adolescent brain along with practical parenting strategies that reduce power struggles and build connection between you and your teen (or soon-to-be-teen).

Best for parents of kids ages 8-18.

Six modules or “Sparks” plus ongoing access.

  • Spark 1 - Why do they act that way?
  • Spark 2 - Loosen but don’t let go - Staying connected to your teen
  • Spark 3 - Setting limits and avoiding power struggles
  • Spark 4 - Managing emotions, stress, and mental health
  • Spark 5 - Independence vs. guidance - What’s the right balance
  • Spark 6 - Raising a teen requires community

Take this class on your own schedule.


  Spark & Stitch Institute

Ages   18 yr. - 99 yr.

$ 89.00
6 Sessions