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Parenting with Love & Limits

Parenting with Love & Limits is an evidence based family education, skill building, and therapeutic intervention model bringing parents and their behaviorally-challenged teen together to learn and work for change. It has demonstrated effectiveness in significantly reducing a teen's aggressive behaviors, depression, attention deficit disorder problems, externalizing problems, and substance use while also reducing recidivism and improving family communication.

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The program targets specific risk and protective factors related to delinquency and other emotional and behavioral problems. Download this printable brochure about the program.

PARENTING YOUR OUT OF CONTROL TEEN

Parenting with Love and Limits is committed to helping parents obtain the step-by-step tools they need to stop parent abuse and acts of teen terrorism that they may be experiencing. We do this by first showing parents the concrete steps necessary to build an iron-clad contract to stop the teen's extreme behaviors of disrespect, ditching school, violence, alcohol or drug use, sexual promiscuity, or threats of suicide. We will then show parents how to restore lost nurturance between them and their teen and how misbehavior is as much connected to a lack of structure as it is a lack of love. Parenting with Love & Limits offers a Parent Survival Kit, including books and workbooks, to accomplish these goals. Parenting with Love & Limits is recognized as a Model Program by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention.  

HOW DOES PARENTING WITH LOVE & LIMITS WORK?

Assessment & Group Classes

After an assessment session, parents and youth attend six classes, held one evening a week for six weeks.

  • Class 1 - Understanding why your teen misbehaves
  • Class 2 - Button pushing
  • Class 3 - Ironclad contracting
  • Class 4 - Troubleshooting
  • Class 5 - Stopping the seven (7) aces
  • Class 6 - Reclaiming lost love

HOW DO WE GET STARTED

Getting started is easy! Just call us at 217-649-2892 to schedule an appointment. We will meet with you and your child to discuss how PLL can benefit all of you, discuss the process, and answer any questions you have.

For more information on Parenting with Love & Limits, contact Leon Bryson, Coordinator, at lbryson@prairie-center.com or 217-649-2892.