The parent who seeks strategies and tools, who wants ongoing support and accountability, who prefers the structure of a class, and who wants community.
This is a parenting class for 21st century parents. The class covers different aspects of teen development–social, psychological, and neurological. We will address the challenges of raising a 21st century teen such as screens, school, sass, stress, and social pressure.
The crash course has two parts: the pre-recorded classes and live calls. The lessons are downloadable, which means you can watch or listen on the go, or at home. The live calls are scheduled twice a month. Participants submit their questions in advance, which will be answered on the calls.
Yes. The earlier you incorporate these methods, the better.
In short: You’ll go from being reactive and endlessly searching for answers to intentional, resourceful, and lovingly authoritative. You’ll transform how you think about and communicate with your teens.
Tame the Teen is a holistic approach to change. It addresses the experience of both the parent and teen. You will gain practical tools and shift your mindset. Both will allow you to partner with your teen more compassionately and effectively.
You’ll get a replay in your inbox the next day.
Tame the Teen is also about building community and tapping the wisdom of those in your same situation. As part of the class, you gain access to a private Facebook group where you can ask for help, get support, or just vent without being judged.
A package of 3 coaching sessions can be added to the parenting class. These are especially helpful during transitions such as going to middle or high school; the college application process; change in IEP or 504 plan; changes in family structure (new job, job loss, recent separation).
The parent who wants personalized attention to change the family dynamics, but who doesn’t want to share with a group. 1:1 parent coaching is an individualized approach to transformation.
Together, we will get past the overwhelm and frustration, so we can identify the actual problems. With teens, it can feel like everything is a mess. But that’s not usually the case. Once you know this, you’ll learn how to partner with your teen and find solutions.
Participants in 1:1 parent coaching commit for at least 2 months, 3 sessions a month. All sessions are over the phone and scheduled at your convenience.
1:1 coaching replaces frustration and worry with connection, compassion and confidence.
At the end of parent coaching, you will know your teen and yourself better.
You will understand what triggers you both, and how to manage those triggers effectively.
You will have:
All this makes for a more connected relationship.
Email communication is best. If it’s an emergency, we schedule a session.
No, I’m the translator between you and your teen.
Tame the Teen seeks to form partnerships with organizations that empower parents with information and resources about today’s teens. This includes local Municipal Alliances, JCCs, YMCAs, middle and high schools, libraries, yoga studios, community centers.
No–Helaina loves speaking to teens! She was an educator for 15 years before she launched Tame the Teen. She loves speaking to groups of middle and high schoolers about the same things she offers to their parents: their brains and how it impacts their decision making, anxiety, developing their character, screen addiction, social choices, becoming your own advocate.
Helaina Altabef combines over 15 years of experience with current research to offer engaging, accessible content to parents and professionals. She talks about teens honestly, and adds humanity and humor to her workshops. Click here for examples of workshops she has delivered.