Joyful Courage Academy

Parenting Teens


I am thrilled that you are here. Thank you for your willingness to learn and grow alongside me, and to support me in making this program something that will serve the parents who come after you.

Here are the steps you need to take to be ready to begin May 6th:

1. Confirm your commitment

Name *

2. Sign up for Voxer

3. Send me a voice message on Voxer

  • You can find me by searching for Casey O’Roarty

  • You can click this link and it will take you to my profile:

  • Once we are connected, I will pop you into our community chat, and invite you to the broadcast channel and we can begin to get familiar with this technology

4. Sign up for your one on one call

What to expect once the program begins:


  • An email

    You will receive an email with the link to our group resource page and there you will find the week’s content. The email will arrive by noon, PST.

  • Content on the group Resource page

    The group resource page is where all of the audio content will be housed. along with the content, you will find a workbook that goes with the week’s content to support you in going deeper in the learning. I will also post applicable podcasts/articles/etc here as the need arises in the community.

  • NOTE: the content is yours to consume on your own time. My suggestion is that you listen as early in the week as possible so that you can take full advantage of the community chat and reflection..

Mondays - Fridays

  • Community chat is open (Voxer)

    This is the place for you to come and tease apart the content with each other. I will be popping in as well, but this is really where we learn as a community and show up with support and celebration for others and ourselves. You may use this space for leaving either audio OR text messages. This is really where the magic happens, where we recognize that we aren’t alone, and where the perspectives of others allows us to expand our own lens on this content and the journey of parenting teens.

  • Each day I will prompt conversation in Voxer, but this is YOUR space.

Outline of weekly content:

Week One – Foundation/Vision

  • What is Positive Discipline?

  • How does it look during the teen years?

  • What is individuation?

  • What is my style and why does it matter?

  • What is it that I want most?

Week Two – Taking Stock

  • Seeing out of our teen’s lens

  • Acknowledging fantasy vs reality

  • Getting clear on our fears

  • Owning what we have brought to the space

  • Repairing/rebuilding relationship

  • Strengthening communication

Week Three – Creating an anchor

  • Connection as a value

  • Mistaken goals of teen behavior

  • Empowering instead of discouraging

  • Co-creating agreements and routines

  • The Language of encouragement

Week Four – Sustainability

  • Being a courageous parent

  • Parenting your inner teen

  • Respecting yourself through self awareness

  • Don’t back talk back

  • Self Encouragement


If you have any questions or concerns, email me at