Adlerian theory is a foundation used by numerous parent education programs, and it is also defensibly an unyielding theoretical foundation for teen parent educational programs. Teen programs can be supported and enhanced by the inclusion of additional theoretical approaches to serving youth. In this article, the authors discuss how integrating relationship education, life skill development, and educational attainment, as well as specific approaches to program engagement and delivery, can enhance the learning environment for young parents. This theoretical overview is designed to showcase a representation of principles and practices that are important for developing quality teen parenting programs.


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