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Here’s What to Expect:
Back On Track Parent + Teen Relationship Coaching is perfect for parents looking to influence their teenager’s behavior and experience more respectful conversations.
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Read My Book for Teens & Parents
How to Raise Respectful Parents: Better Communication for Teen and Parent Relationships
At long last—a practical, “how to” guide for teens to help them navigate the confusing transition from dependence on their parents to becoming responsible for themselves!!
I’ve given teens a detailed road map on how to build positive relationships (and influence) with their parents while, at the same time, honoring their own need for greater autonomy. The companion chapters on “How to Listen So Your Parents Stop Talking” and “How to Talk So Your Parents Will Listen” are exceptional at building communication and negotiation skills.
The exercises at the end of the chapters are for the teen and parent to do together. The uniqueness of my book is it offers real-world conversations!
Available in Spanish! Click here: Como Criar Padres Respectuosos
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Turn Your Teen Around By Tuning Into Yourself
My own conscious parenting journey led me to clearly see that every time I tried to control my teens, it didn’t work and isolated us from each other.
Conversely, every time I shared my heart, including my fears without defense, we grew closer and solved problems together.
I learned the difference between attempts at parental control and true parental responsibility.
The purpose of adolescence is to experiment with entering the world while having the support of home.
This requires them to define themselves away from us.
That can create friction as parents assert their natural roles as protectors and teachers, and provide ever-changing opportunities to let go and engage.
That’s the dance of parenting adolescents.
Dances have steps and choreography.
This course will offer you the structure of the dance through co-creation communication skills.
By applying and mastering your new co-creation communication skills, you and your tween, teen, or young adult can leap forward in free form to build the foundation of a loving adult relationship.
These skills also help them interact with others and develop emotional intelligence which will help them throughout adulthood.
Private or Group Coaching
Turn your teenager around FASTER with my new program:
Back On Track Teen & Parent Relationship Coaching
Get started now by scheduling your complimentary Back on Track Assessment Call, where you’ll receive guidance specifically tailored to your needs.
We’ll implement new communication skills, so you can find out how her day was without getting the door slammed in your face. No more disrespectful communication with your teenager!
Because teenage choices have real-world consequences, I’ll hold your hand through the scary times and help your family achieve the best outcomes.
I’ll also help you get your teenager interested in learning these new tools and joining you in coaching sessions.
Your teen can also have life coaching sessions of their own. I recommend this especially for families going through divorce, blended families, and step-parenting and co-parenting issues.
Your teen will appreciate talking to an adult they can trust that “gets it.”
Before long, your teenager will be back on track and ready to move on to the next milestone in their life. And you’ll feel ready, too.
Book today and pretty soon the only thing you’ll have to worry about is when to fit in your next mother-daughter lunch date! Get the parenting support you deserve. Starts at $150 per coaching session or special pricing and bonuses are available as a coaching package. Se habla Español.
Enjoy Your Teen Group Coaching also available!
Have a question? Don’t hesitate to reach out any time: click here to email me!
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What Parents Are Saying:
Laura was a Godsend to me. With all I learned, I feel a sense of calm empowerment for the first time in YEARS! I even feel a sense of calm about my teens’ future. Before, I felt my life was flooded in chaos, but she helped me practice positive communication skills that conveyed my heart. I always looked forward to our next session. I highly recommend her!
I put the first lesson of the course to work right away. I had been working with Laura as my parent coach for a little while already when I started the course. My 16-year-old son has a lot of resentment towards me, but he is beginning to open up. He asked me to tell him something “meaningful” about him. (I tend to get on his case and bark orders.) After, thinking about it, I knew he was seeking affirmation. The first communication skill of the course is about Affirmations. I quickly wrote a few and sent them to Laura by FB Messenger. We revised them together to get the tone right, to be less judgmental. Then, I went back to my son and said, “I thought about what you were asking for and I want you to know I see how disciplined you are with your homework. I am also proud of your courage when you made a decision to choose another activity other than music when you felt you weren’t making progress. Right after I said it, my son invited me to watch Instagram videos with him! He hadn’t done that before. It was a big win!! Our trust and relationship is really growing. I can’t wait to finish the course and see more wins! Thank you, Laura.
I’m so glad I found Laura!
Laura offers a unique perspective in the sea of conscious parenting coaches. Her sociological approach conveys a strong hopeful message of “Co-creation” with our teens and fledgling adults. We as parents can make a positive difference to our kids (and ourselves) as they struggle to become their own people.
Laura is a superb listener. She shares simple yet powerful techniques such as affirmations and I – statements geared to create or enhance trust and personal responsibility.
I’ve been able to apply the skills to my teens and young adults. Thanks to Laura, our family relationships feel increasingly authentic and less drama -driven. That means more calm and confidence in ourselves and with each other.
I doubted myself before parent coaching with Laura. I was afraid that what I said might scar them for life because I was scared as a child. But Laura gave me a toolbox to share my heart with my kids. I used the tools week by week and felt so validated when it worked. Now my kids share their lives with me! And Laura was a great sounding board for different teen scenarios.
Through the years, I have searched a lot of resources to find what I have found in you. Before nothing was working. I know nothing is magic but I am building new relationships with my teens and I feel hopeful. Thank you!
5 Fast Facts About Me:
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 University 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 in Texas.
My teen and parent coaching service has trained teens, parents, and educators nationwide. I conduct workshops on hot topics such as substance abuse, bullying prevention, and teen suicide prevention.
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