Your son or daughter’s journey from childhood to adulthood can be an adventure marked with challenging new experiences, lots of real-world problems, and a host of new relationships. But don’t be fooled: Despite your tween or teen’s focus on their peer group and life outside the home and family, the parent-child relationship is still one of great significance during adolescence.
Parenting through this developmental stage can be hard as tweens and teens strive to find their own way. There are great parenting resources out there, but the amount of information can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to begin! We are here to help you understand how to relate well to your tween or teen and how to navigate through tricky moments and take on tough topics.
We want to help you master communication with your teen and position yourself in a way that supports them in becoming an independent, confident, responsible young adult who sees the possibilities of their own future.
In addition to parent education and coaching, we do community collaborations and speaking engagements. You can contact us to learn more.
Let us help you thrive! PhD in Parenting Tweens and Teens is a uniquely designed parent education program for parents of tweens (10-13) and teens (14-18+). Using proven parent education methodologies, this program will enhance parent-teen relationships, improve parenting skills, and enable parents to create a healthy, peaceful, and respectful home environment.
Consider parent education with The Parent's Place the manual you never received with your baby! Learning parenting strategies is an investment in your tween's and teen's present and future. And, the earlier you start, the easier it will be during the adolescent years.
The Parent's Place can help you explore these fundamentals in a self-paced private learning environment with a focus on your unique family dynamics OR in a group setting with other parents experiencing many of the same challenges. The long-term benefit of a group setting is that after the learning, you will have a richer network of parents who can support you without judgement!
It’s okay to seek out help and guidance for parenting! Our private support is a one-on-one process in which parents can focus their energy on areas that are most central and pressing to their family. It is highly personalized to meet your specific needs and can be scheduled at times that are convenient for you.
Our goal is to help you learn and to assist you in creating individualized solutions for your biggest challenges.
Our teens have been through a lot this year. Covid-19 has changed their world dramatically. With the new school year around the corner, let us help your tween or teen figure out what they most want out of the new school year and their life!Where are they content? Where could things be better? What would their ideal future look and feel like? I will explore who they are—their strengths, values, and personality type—and then set small, self-directed goals to inch closer to turning their struggles or weaknesses into tools for building their ideal life. We can look at the big picture or dive into focus areas such as academic success, anxiety reduction, social connections, self-exploration, or college/career paths.
This parenting course is designed to lighten the load and provide a forum for sharing best parenting practices through the latest research, as well as an opportunity for parents to share challenges and celebrations with other parents navigating the same road.
Dori G, Florida
Coaching allowed me to work through specific issues going on in my own house, using the material from the course my instructor brought foward.
Dustie R, Wichita
This process empowered me by giving me insight into the mind/behavior of a teenager and the tools and tips as to how to maintain a close relationship with my son and daughter through the teenage years.
Shayna S, Atlanta
Education comes in all forms. The Parent's Place works with public and private schools, community organizations, religious institutions, and others who want to create a customized learning experience designed for their parent community. These sessions can be topical or more generalized parenting content. Our goal is to help parents develop a more connected relationship with their tween/teen, learn solutions to a variety of parenting challenges, and ultimately live a more fulfilled family life!
A key organizational benefit to offering parenting education is that it helps form and support parent communities. When parents bond over experiences provided by organizations they engage with, they are more likely to volunteer, promote, and donate!
Ph.D. in Parenting Tweens and Teens is the creative and passionate work of two dedicated professionals with a combined 50 years of experience in family systems, family counseling, adolescent development, and teen engagement. Reach out—we look forward to hearing from you!