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For the LOVE of Teenagers
What your teenager wishes you knew
After over 20 years of having the privilege of hearing what is really going on deep inside of teenagers, I would like to offer my lens and their perspective to help you as parents and influencers of teenagers to better understand why they do what they do and what they really want you to know, but don’t know how to tell you.
What I believe
I believe we are all a genius at something! I believe our past is not our future. I believe we all get to write the end of our stories and that begins now! I believe it’s never too late to be a better parent. My love for these teenagers has inspired me to help parents understand life from their perspective so you can make adjustments in order to really connect with your kids. I believe we are created in the image of God, and even if you don’t believe in Him there is still a lot to learn here. I promise I won’t “preach” at you! I believe we all need to hear hard truths, so I won’t pull any punches here, but know within that truth there is love at the root.
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My mission is to help you help your kids armed with a different perspective. Theirs! You have the power to change how you do things in your relationships and I have the experience to show you how…but you are the captain of your own ship. That means you get to make all the tough calls. I’ll just show you how and give you the encouragement along with way by explaining the patterns I’ve seen time and time again emerge over all these years. These are not my opinions. What you will see here is the culmination of over 20 years of getting to observe patterns so you can make better decisions and, in turn, help your children do the same.
Hey guys! I’m Teresa. I am the founder of For the Love of Teenagers blog as well as the For the Love of Teenagers private Facebook group where you can comment, ask questions and gain support from me as well as other parents. This one is for EVERYONE! I would LOVE to have you and bring your friends! The more the merrier!
On this site you will find free resources to help you along your way, so I invite you to take advantage of those!
Work With Teresa
If you are an organization serious about getting and keeping kids on track, it’s time bring in reinforcements! It takes a village to raise our kids! I would be excited and honored to speak at your venue as part of your “village!” I help young people take a serious look at who they are, who they want to be, and how to get there.
If you are a parent and would like to have me speak at an even for parents as well as those influencing teenagers, I would love to consider it.