Hi, I’m Helaina Altabef. I’m an educator and personal coach. I help parents and caregivers tame teenage angst and create strong relationships during the challenging teen years.
Even if you know teenage angst is normal, it doesn’t make any easier to deal with day in, day out.
But it’s not a lost cause. We’ve learned so much about how teen brains develop, and why they behave the way they do. Once you understand teens, meet them where they are, and learn how to communicate more effectively, you will be surprised how quickly teenage angst melts.
Your teens need you more than they’ll ever say. Even if you feel like you’ve tried everything, it’s not too late to end the battles and restore your connection with your teen.
And you don’t have to sacrifice your sanity in the process!
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Helaina has stellar knowledge of the young mind. She guides parents to manage teen behavior with a mix of consistency, detachment, understanding, and curiousity. After working with her, I learned how to give structure, love and boundaries. Her sensible but not always obvious strategies have improved our relationship dramatically.
Tame the Teen is a valuable resource for parents and professionals alike. The information is current and well-rounded, and Helaina connects with her audience immediately. Tame the Teen provides caregivers with tools for effectively engaging with 21st century learners and helping them thrive.
Prior to working with Tame the Teen, I struggled with my sons: the more I tried to “help,” the worse things got. I was managing my sons. Now, I learned how to set expectations and be consistent, and also to step back and let my sons become responsible. I nag them less and they cooperate more. My sons are more independent and empowered, and I am more confident and calm.