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Parenting A Teen Is A Piece Of Cake!

Said nobody ever. It’s probably one of the most challenging things you’re experiencing in your life. Instead of the cool, easy-going parent you imagined you’d be, you are fighting with your teen about, well, everything. School. Chores.
Attitude. Phones.

Throw in the fact that you are a child of the 70’s or 80’s when things were very different than today, and it can feel impossible to raise a person who is independent, respectful and resourceful.

You want to be respected — they want to be independent
You want to trust them — they want to be trusted

So how do you get on the same page with someone who speaks a different language? Someone who is growing up in a totally different world than you did?
You want to end the battles so that you can understand what’s really going on with your teen. You want to make decisions for your family calmly and clearly. You want to give your children the tools they can use to become their best.

You want to feel empowered to do all this and more. And you can!

We know it doesn’t sound easy. But if you are ready for a parenting makeover, Tame the Teen is here to help. Before your next frustrating encounter with your teen, sign up for our cheat sheet:

“3 Communication Tips For Getting Through To Teens”

It’ll show you how effectively to set and maintain boundaries, and communicate them to your teen clearly. That’s how we start Taming the Teen! Share your email and we’ll send your cheat sheet right away. Scroll down to sign up.

Tame The Teen is a system of relating to teens that keeps the peace, builds mutual trust and respect, and encourages accountability and independence. It provides parents with the tools to tame teenage angst and grow productive, mature relationships. Here you will get understanding, strategies, and a healthy dose of humor to help your family gel better. You will feel empowered to meet your teen where he’s at. And best of all, you will be able to gift your teen the tools needed to become a respectful, resourceful, and independent person.

Educator, life coach, and mom, Helaina Altabef, gets teens. She understands how being a teen affects communication, relationships, achievement, and awareness of others. In her career as an educator, she’s honed a variety of savvy tools to meet teens where they are, equip them with real-life skills, and draw forth their best. Tame the Teen is a place to share these tools with parents who are seeking to do more than just survive the teen years. 


She shares the goal of parents everywhere: Raising awesome, independent and empowered people.

Helaina Altabef

Helaina Altabef

New York Metro Area


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