Read Lauren’s article for tips from a teenager on how parents can better connect with their teens
In this video, Shari & her husband Marcello sit down to talk about their mindset for heading into the teen years with their kids.
Read Erin’s article for more insight, and some great strategies, for your journey as a parent of a teen
With teenagers going through so many changes, it’s hard to know what to be concerned about. Read Alison’s article to learn what warning signs to look out for.
Read Fern’s article to learn the best way to pay your child a compliment that they will actually receive and believe
Read Amy’s article for some great tips and advice on how to first mindfully listen to your teen before thoughtfully responding
Read Anika’s article to find out what the number one area is that parents of teens should be focusing on
Share this free printable with any Teen, Tween, or child in your life, or even use it for yourself! Tape it to a bathroom mirror, closet door, or anywhere else as a reminder of just how wonderful you really are!
Read Fern’s article to learn what four steps you can take to stand your ground & outlast your teen when conflict arises
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL
We have always loved the Chicken Soup books – there is just something about them! We love how they share such a wide variety of perspectives under a broader theme & feel like they can be so helpful to the reader 🙂
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A Huge Thank You to All Of Our Amazing Contributors!
Since we do not have experience with Teens yet, we are very appreciative that you each made this collection possible by sharing all of your expertise!
~Karissa & Shari
Featured Contributor: Lauren Wolf
Lauren recently graduated from High School and will attend University of Delaware in the fall. She enjoys traveling, running (very slowly), and finding a good deal at Marshall’s. Her love of celebrating life and creating traditions with her family, along with her passion for hand lettering and painting, lead her to start her own business, LettersByLew on Etsy. There, she has released “seasonal chalkboard bucket lists”, and has several other handmade products that will be featured on her website in the coming months.
Featured Contributor: Fern Weis
Fern Weis is a Parent Coach and Family Recovery Coach. She helps parents of tweens, teens, and young adults who are going through difficult situations – from homework battles to addiction recovery – and all points in between. Fern works with parents to nurture the parent-child relationship, improve communication, and set firm and loving boundaries. Parents learn to confidently prepare their children to reach their potential and be successful through life’s challenges. Fern is regularly interviewed on Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life (WOR710 NYC), and is a contributor to Huffington Post and Ridgewood Moms.
Featured Contributor: Anika Vassell
Anika Vassell is a Teen Behaviourist with over twenty years of experience and academic specialism with adolescent aged children and their families. Alongside the sale of books and courses for parents, Anika offers one-to-one mentoring for teens; coaching for parents and training in teen psychology for professionals who work with children & young people.
- Website: teen-behaviour.com/vlogs
- Facebook: @starburstess.co.uk
- Instagram: @anikavassell_teenbehaviourist
Featured Contributor: Amy Collins, M.S Ed.
Amy Collins, founder of Create Clarity, offers workshops to help women clarify who they are, re-awaken their intuition and make a transformational shift to live a more vibrant life. Learning practical tools to become more mindful is empowering. Once learned, these tools last forever. Amy is a Mindful Living Instructor and a certified Creative Insight Journey Instructor.
Featured Contributor: Alison Pidgeon, MA, LPC
Alison is a licensed professional counselor and the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a boutique private practice in Salunga, PA. Her group practice specializes in women’s issues and offers mental health counseling for children, teens and adults. In her free time Alison can be seen running after her two small children and cooking is her therapy.
Featured Contributor: Erin Lawler Patterson
Erin Lawler Patterson is a mom, high school addiction’s counselor, blogger, world traveller and author. As the Goodness Chick, her mission is in laying the groundwork for a healthy home addressing mental health, drug trends, addiction & providing parenting advice on raising teens.