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Being The Parent of A Teen is Tough!

Being A Teen Is Tougher!

Evidence-Based Support | Parenting Teens and Preteens Workshop



— Understand Teen Behavior & Motivations

— What It’s Like to Be A Teen Today

— Surprising Stressors Teen Face

— What’s Normal Behavior

— When To Be Concerned (Yellow/Red Flags & Resources)

Bonus FREE Parenting Teens Support Packet

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Common Concerns of Parents of Teens and PreTeens

  • Dwindling or non-existent communication
  • Fears their teen is facing the pressure of adolescent challenges
  • Recent changes in their teen’s behavior, attitude, or interest in activities
  • Fears related to what is normal teen behavior vs. legitimate concerns
  • Signs their teen has become emotionally withdrawn or is exhibiting signs of anxiety, depression or anger
  • Fear for their teen’s safety
  • Added stress or anxiety in the home
  • Concerns related to outside influences, peer pressure, bullying or new acquaintances
  • Assurance the parents are providing the best possible support and direction for their teen

Understanding Teens’ Behavior

The teen years are unique, their behavior and motivation driven by many factors including hormones, growing independence and their brain development. 

Insightful information for parents of teens who struggle with making reasonable choices, are impulsive or emotional, and sometimes seem to forget about the obvious consequences. Why is this happening? And what can parents do about it?

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Understanding Teen Life & Teen Struggles

Parents learn the most common stressors teens face today, and tools to help their teen navigate them.

It’s likely parents will be surprised by this list, particularly the top stressors. They’ll also gain insight on teens and the impact of trauma (such as divorce or substance abuse) now and into the future.

This webinar comes with additional stress management insight and tools.

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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Bonus Positive Parenting Teens Tool Kit

Webinar attendees receive a free bonus support kit full of additional insight into the teen years. 

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Positive Parenting for Parents of Teens/Pre-Teens

  • Is My Teen Okay? What’s Normal/What’s Not
  • Understanding Your Teen: “Inside the Mind of a Teen”
  • What Is Positive Parenting? 
  • Positive Parenting Support for the Teen Years
  • 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 Teen

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. 

Parenting Teens Workshop

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this workshop for?

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

When is the workshop available?

Contact Susan to establish a date and time that meets your needs.

(248) 762-1081

How long is the workshop?

This webinar runs approximately 45 minutes. I’m just like your audience, a busy individual with a lot of obligations, but very limited time. One of my main goals at Achieve Life Balance, was to design programs and tools as compact as possible, short, but power-packed lessons utilizing the most essential information and support.

Why is this workshop 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. 

How much is this workshop?

The final price will vary depending on the needs of your business/association and audience. This includes whether you select in-person, virtual live or recorded online. Prices all vary based on distance and size of the audience. In some cases, the workshop may be available at no cost or a very low fee, particularly in cooperative/fundraising scenarios. Regardless, Susan considers family life education incredibly valuable and provides workshops at an affordable price point compared to competitors.

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. 

Where is this workshop?

The workshop is available in-person, as a live virtual event on your platform or Susan’s, or recorded. Contact Susan to schedule your workshop with your preferences. 

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. 


Susan Handles Everything

The following add-ons are available for the Parenting Teens Workshop

Workshop Landing Page & Information

Receive a link to a beautifully constructed landing page with all the information your attendees need.

Registration & Reminders

Registration, thank you responses and workshop reminders can be handled by Achieve Life Balance. This capability does require the approval/ability for Achieve Life Balance to collect contact information (names and emails) from attendees. Otherwise, registration must be handled by the business/association hosting the workshop.

Workshop Flyers & Social Media Ads

Beautiful flyers and social media flyers/templates are available to help you promote your workshop.

Attendee Roster for Record-Keeping & Compliance

Required to maintain a list of participants? An attendee list is available for your records upon request.

Follow Up Surveys & Acknowledgement

We are always improving and analyzing our programs. Attendees will receive a feedback survey and a thank you email for attending your workshop. They’ll also receive links for questions or additional support.

Additional Requests

Add your logo to flyers, include a specific question on the follow-up survey, or add bonus materials to attendees. Just ask Susan. 

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 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.”

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