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Being The Parent of A Teen is Tough!

Being A Teen Is Tougher!

Despite a typical teen's (or preteen's) potential to push mom and dad away, this age group certainly needs affection, quality time and parental guidance more than ever. Learning to communicate and interact with your teen, even when they don't want you to, can truly make a difference in your child's world--and yours.

FREE Positive Parenting Teens Tool Kit

Positive Parenting support kit full of insight into the teen years

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Positive Parenting for Parents of Teens/Pre-Teens

  • Understanding Your Teen Better (Inside the Teen Mind)
  • Is My Teen Okay? What’s Normal/What's Not
  • Connecting & Supporting Your Teen With Positive Parenting
  • The Top 3 Components of Healthy Parenting In the Teen Years

Stress Management for Parents of Teens

  • What Does Stress Have to Do With Parenting? (Hint: Everything!)
  • Signs of Stress in Teens & Adults
  • Immediate Tools to Help Your Teen Today
  • 20 Positive Conversation Starters For Teens
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Common Concerns of Parents of Teens and PreTeens

  • Is your teen growing distant?
  • Are you finding yourself at odds?
  • Arguing often?
  • Or not communicating at all?
  • Do you worry about peer pressure or outside influences?
  • Are you concerned your teen is struggling?

Parenting a teen can be hard, but it doesn't have to be.

Understanding Teens’ Behavior

The teen years are unique, their behavior and motivation driven by many factors including hormones, growing independence and their brain development. What is going on inside that brain of theirs?

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Understanding Teen Life & Teen Struggles

When teens say we don't understand what life is like for them, they're right! So much has changed since you were a teen (I promise)! That said, trying to navigate today's challenges, many of them on full social display, can feel truly daunting to an adolescent.

What do teens stress over the most? The list might surprise you!

Navigating Teens’ Mental Health 

The rate of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses has skyrocketed. It doesn’t help that the teen years are known for dramatic changes in your child. Gain an understanding of what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and how parents can help teens stay safe.

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Meet Certified Family Life Educator & Parenting Coach, Susan Graham, CFLE

Hey There, I’m Susan!

I’m a Certified Family Life Educator, Parent Coach & Course Creator, wife & mother of 3 incredible humans. I know all about the challenges parents struggle with as we juggle multiple hats and busy lives.

I know because I’ve lived it myself.

You Are Not Alone In Your Parenting Journey.

My programs and workshops utilize the most effective, evidence-based methods available, designed for convenience and simplicity.

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Susan Graham, CFLE

Certified Family Life Educator 

Parenting Coach

Parent & Family Workshop Developer

What Is A Family Life Educator?

Family Life Education is the professional practice of equipping and empowering family members to develop knowledge and skills that enhance well-being and strengthen relationships through an educational, preventive, and strength-based approach. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this kit for?

Parents, guardians, grandparents, stepparents, teachers: anyone working with adolescents (pre-teens, teens) ages 11-19.

Why is this kit beneficial?

Knowledge is power.  The teen years are unique, as adolescents naturally prepare for parental separation. They’re still children, in need of guidance and support, while learning the tools necessary to become functioning adults. Add the physical challenges, emotional challenges and the fact that the teen brain won’t mature until young adulthood. All Achieve Life Balance programs created by Susan Graham, utilize verifiable, evidence-based tools and techniques. 

What is your background/education?

I’m a Certified Family Life Educator, trained and experienced in the 10 Family Life Education Content Areas. I have worked alongside teachers and administrators supporting families and youth, including classroom management. I’ve also provided court-ordered certificates for struggling families working toward regaining custody of their children for a myriad of reasons including adolescent behaviors, parental trials, divorce and custody issues. 

What is a Certified Family Life Educator

Family Life Education is the professional practice of equipping and empowering family members to develop knowledge and skills that enhance well-being and strengthen relationships through an educational, preventive, and strength-based approach.  Learn more about Family Life Education and the National Council of Family Relations (NCFR).


Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“Blown away by her attention to detail and breakdown analysis on how parenting differs but yet all have the common goals. 5-Stars!”

Jason M.


Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“I learned a lot from Susan and her course material. She made it personal and let me set the pace for my learning and application. Great investment!”

Ryan F.


Loved and Trusted By My Clients

“Susan was so caring and understanding. She helped me through every question and all the lessons without judgment or bias. She truly works with a passion to help parents succeed at their fullest potential! 10/5″​

Alex S. 

Testimonials From The Home Front 

What My Kids Have to Say

Yes!  These are my real children.  No, I did not force them, bribe them, pay them, pressure them, or anything along those lines.  I asked my kids if they’d be willing to provide an honest testimonial on how they would describe the success of my parenting skills ~ after I dedicated my efforts to improve my parenting skills, earned my certification, and put my lessons to the test in the real world.

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Lauren Graham, 23

Elementary Student Teacher

“My mom really changed when she started working on her certification and parenting knowledge.  She became a whole different person, a better parent. I’m always asking for her classroom management advice.

Nicole Graham, 21

Global Studies Student

“My friends tell me how lucky I am to have a mom who listens and supports me, even when we disagree. I have to admit she’s a great mom. I feel safe coming to her with almost anything.”

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Brendan Graham, 17


“She’s okay. Just kidding! She’s a great mom. If something goes wrong, I know I can go to her to help me figure things out.”