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The Teen and Parent Relationship Whisperer
Get them back on track.
When you and your teen leave my coaching sessions on a high note, laughing and connected, I’m happy as a clam! Then when you’ve finished the exercises and homework together and report back sustainable change–well that kind of transformation feels as good to me as walking into a PTA meeting without wondering if the other moms have been talking about my parenting. It’s like my beloved Saints winning the Super Bowl or a surprise vacation to the Galapagos on a private yacht! Ready to feel this good?
My heart-centered mission is to help families of all types connect on the deepest levels, heart to heart.
As a teen, I didn’t always feel heard or understood by my family. It made me determined to learn how to have a deeper, heart-to-heart connection with my own children.
My journey through divorce, single parenthood, a career in youth development and the launch of two awesome powerful young women (my daughters), to embracing my creative “empty nest,” helped me understand how much we need each other. The transitions in my life, while sometimes messy, were times of breakthrough and eventual triumph. They became the foundation to build a more loving family and community.
That’s why my work focuses on building family and communities that equitably work for all by focusing on heart-to-heart communication.
I have a Masters of Science in Sociology, specializing in interactionism, communication dynamics, and the sociology of childhood and adolescence. I’m a former instructor in the Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence at the Univerity of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
My original research, “Dynamic Duos,” about adult mentor and parent impact on youth and teens was featured in the Journal of Applied Social Science, 2013. My youth development career spans service in Mexico City as a youth substance abuse counselor, to non-profit management.
I conduct workshops on hot topics such as teen-parent communication, substance abuse, bullying prevention, and teen suicide prevention. My teen and parent coaching service has trained teens, parents, and parent educators nationwide.
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I specialize in families going through times of transition. My coaching practice includes parents of kids in developmental transition – tweens, teens and young adults, teen life coaching, young adults transitioning to college or the world of work, divorcing parents seeking to co-parent, single parents and women’s life coaching.
Schedule a complimentary Back On Track Assessment where I’ll quickly assess your family dynamics and identify the exact treatment for your unique situation.
Enjoy a more peaceful and harmonious connection, so being at the office doesn’t sound like more fun than going home.
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The teenage years are often difficult for parents. But according to author, parenting coach, and family sociologist Laura Lyles Reagan, we make it a lot harder than it has to be. Invite her on-air to discuss how communication can empower teens and parents.
In an interview that can be conducted in Spanish or English, Reagan can explain why parents need to back off from trying to limit their teen’s friends and preventing them from getting bad grades and adopt a more robot-like attitude. She’ll cover where to draw the line in the sand, how to get a grip on teen culture without your teen thinking you’re lame and how to get your teen to want to spend time with you.
Reagan is a parenting expert, speaker, experienced local TV guest and author of the book, How to Raise Respectful Parents. She’s also raising a teenage daughter. Reach her at 956-250-3689 or email@example.com
I’m available for speaking and workshops on the parent and teen relationship and conscious communication.
The Secret to Raising Respectful Teens
Your Teen Tuning You Out? The Top Three Skills for Parents and Teens to Tune In.
Whose Problem Is It? Using Natural Consequences in Parenting
Juntos Pero No Revueltos: Co-Parenting & Step-parenting Tips
From Puberty to Life Plan: How to Help Teens Map Their Future
Homework Hassles and Solutions
Digital Danger: Teen Online Safety Tips
The Top 10 List to Prevent Risky Teen Behavior: Substance Abuse, Suicide & Teen Pregnancy, Eating Disorders & Self-Harm
Watch more about my Co-Creative Communication framework in these video interviews & webinars.
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I’ve helped 100’s of teens and parents end the drama. Click on the links below to read more about my services and what I can do for you. I’d love to work with you! Save the drama for movie night!