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Parenting Tweens and Teens

Becoming an adult is tough, you can help.

According to science and research, young people need caring adults to be positive influences in their lives to succeed. Learn more about what it takes at The Search Institute website. And take action to provide the support your tween or teen needs.

HELP DEVELOP SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE 
How to learn to talk about and handle feelings appropriately.

BRING ATTENTION TO POSITIVE EFFORTS 
Celebrate the good achievements and efforts of young people.

GAIN PARENTING KNOWLEDGE FROM EXPERTS 
Learn how to cope with the challenges faced by kids today as they evolve into an adulthood in a changing world.

PROMOTE HEALTHY SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
Encourage healthier decisions with after-school, college and career work-readiness, and mentoring programs.

PRACTICE PARENTAL RESILENCE 
Overcome hard times and rebound, don’t give up. 

CONNECT WITH CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED 
Know that real substantial help is available, reach out to us.

Connect with Local Programs

Please contact the Coordinator of Positive Youth Development, Kat Toomey at ktoomey@berkshireunitedway.org or 442-6948 x15.

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