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You can listen to the people who tell you teens can't be trusted, or you can listen to two expert moms who don't want you to waste a single minute disliking your teenager. If the latter sounds good to you -- this is your book!
Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids

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As the CEO of Envision Possibilities and the mom of twins I was delighted to read this book now before entering the teen years. The authors have put together a masterpiece that truly teaches you as a parent not to fear the teen years. I especially enjoyed the chapter on how listening is effective, because I work with busy moms who want to take their life back I will use this as a resource for those moms who have teenagers to help them navigate the parenting waters.
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Raising Resilient Teens

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“I Hate My Daughter’s Boyfriend!”

teensinloveOne of the biggest worries parents have is with the “boyfriend/girlfriend” and all the issues that surface from your teenager’s intimate relationships. It’s harder when you just don’t like your kid’s choice. It’s even harder when you see changes in… Continue reading

4 Tips to Get Your Teenager to do Chores

helpful_tips_imageGetting your teenagers to do chores can seem almost impossible, especially in the summer when they are less supervised and less structured. We hear this complaint in every workshop we give. “We love the relationship conversation BUT how do I… Continue reading

Teens Talk to Their Parents, Honest


mom-talking-to-teen-toughSlow Parenting Teens never promised that your teenager wouldn’t have hard times. We can’t inoculate them (or you, for that matter) against the troubles that just come. We do help parents and teens build strong relationships with good communication,… Continue reading

Are You Listening to Your Teenager?

“The quality of your relationship is dependent on the quality of your listening.” Dave Ellis

areyoulisteningI haven’t seen my teenager for days. No one is a fault, it’s just busy schedules. Tonight we have a “date” for dinner and Listening… Continue reading