Parenting a teen…

Parenting a teen can be aggravating, confusing, and WONDERFUL – all at the same time!

Equipped with “Teen Speak” communication skills you can overcome the most common challenges of parenting a teen.

You deserve as much information, support and helpful guidance as parents of newborns! Teen Speak provides real-world strategies to support the next phase in your parenting journey.

Teen Speak offers a variety of educational and interactive options. Pick your preferred learning format – or try them all. Together the Teen Speak Series offers a comprehensive (and supportive) program for everyone supporting or parenting a teen.

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    Did you know?

    Teens who feel connected to their family

    • have less drug use
    • delay sex
    • have less depressive feelings leading to suicide

    Dr. Jennifer Salerno developed the Teen Speak series to help parents confidently connect with their teens on common risk behaviors like substance use, sex, and mental health concerns.

    We know parenting a teen isn’t easy – and communicating with them can sometimes be a challenge!

    Teen Speak provides realistic scenarios and a detailed roadmap on how to tackle even the toughest conversations with ease.  Research shows that better communication with your teen helps to create a trusting relationship that supports their positive decision making—even when you are not around!

Protect Your Teen - Teen Speak

A how-to-guide for everyone supporting or parenting a teen. Learn more about how your teen thinks, why they may be experimenting with new behaviors, and how you can support them as they become young adults.

In this hands-on guidebook on what to expect during the teen years, Dr. Jennifer Salerno introduces techniques and strategies that have been scientifically-proven to be effective.

You don’t have to be a professional to reach teens! With her real-world approach to parenting a teen – Dr. Jen breaks down each strategy into achievable, practical steps.

Start connecting with your teen today and build an even stronger relationship into the future!

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  • Transform Goals Into Reality – Teen Speak Workbook

    The companion workbook is designed to help you put into practice the strategies introduced in the Teen Speak book and online learning course – while figuring out which techniques best match your personal parenting style.

    Filled with a variety of real-world scenarios, role-play suggestions, and thought-provoking questions this is a workbook for everyone supporting or parenting a teen.  Complete it on your own, or work through the thought-provoking exercises with a partner, friend or group of fellow parents.

    Your relationship with your teen is the single, most important factor in preventing risks that could cause them harm. This workbook will ensure you are prepared for the important conversations when parenting a teen – you will be ready to apply your skills where and when it counts!

    Get the Teen Speak Companion Workbook
    Transform Goals Into Reality

Get “Next-Level” Skills - Teen Speak Online Learning Course

The Teen Speak Online Course includes 11 modules which provide parents and supportive adults with an interactive and engaging opportunity to learn more about:

  • Physical, emotional and sexual changes happening in teens as they grown from a 9-year-old “tween” to a 19-year-old young adult.
  • Ways to talk with tweens and teens so that they will hear and act on what you are sharing to make safer decisions when faced with risky situations.
  • Supporting each other in the day-to-day experience of parenting a teen
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Sometimes it can feel like we are talking AT our teens instead of WITH them!

How do we get teens to join the conversation? Watch this short video to learn more…