Joyful Courage Academy: Parenting Teens
THE NEXT SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 2019
I will be offering one track for parents with younger teens (12-15ish) and one for parents with older teens (15ish - 18+)
The Joyful Courage Academy for Parents of Teens is a space for us to grow and fine tune our anchor together, so that when the shit gets real, we have a place to rest in, to reset and reconnect. At the end of the program, you will feel a renewed confidence in yourself as the perfect parent for your teen.
The Next Session Runs September 30th - Nov 1st
Get really clear about what you want most, and where the gaps are in your relationships with your kids.
We are busy people, and the teen years throw us some crazy curve balls. It can feel isolating and really scary, and a lot of the time we just don’t know WHAT to do.
I am in it with you.
When I think about what I need to be the best parent I can be for my teenagers, a few things come to mind; the first thing is a quality, like-minded community of parents where I feel safe to be myself, share my fears, and talk with about the challenges that I am facing with my kids.
My commitment is to Positive Discipline, and sometimes I feel wobbly about how that LOOKS when confronted by risky behavior, high intensity emotions, and the pulling away I experience with my kids.
So really, the Joyful Courage Academy for Parents of Teens is a space for us to learn and grow together. It is learning and strengthening what we know about PD, while applying the tools to what is currently in front of us. It is growing and fine tuning our anchor, so that when the shit gets real, we have a place to come home to, to reset and reconnect.
At the end of the program, you will feel a renewed confidence in yourself as the perfect parent for your teen.
Here’s what the program includes:
24/7 access to a small private parenting community via Voxer (a texting and voice messaging app) for 4 weeks
Weekly audio content from me, covering topics that relate to you and your teens
One 60 min. 1:1 Coaching call with me, focused on your family and priorities
Ongoing conversation through each week, where you can ask for help and give support to others in real time
This is perfect for you if:
You are CURRENTLY a parent or caregiver of at least one teenager
You are ready to actively transform your relationship with your teen (with happiness and an open mind!) and invest the money and energy that it will take to get you there
You value community and are willing and able to ask for help & give support to others
This is NOT for you if:
You are not currently the parent or caregiver of a teenager
You don’t feel ready emotionally/time-wise/etc. to dive deep with a focus of improving your relationship with your teen
You are not willing to download Voxer (or do not have a phone/device compatible with the app)
You don’t have the bandwidth or willingness to contribute to the community
Much of program is run via Voxer (it’s free) — Voxer is a texting app that also works as a voice messaging app. You will need to download the app to your phone to participate in the program. It’s not hard, promise!
On Mondays, you will receive an email with a link to our community webpage. This is where I deliver content, and I will prompt you into action steps and reflection for the week. Consider this our virtual classroom where I will also share handouts and relevant articles, podcasts and resources.
There is a community group chat on Voxer where you will get to process and reflect with the other participants, share where you are making sense of & using the content, and express if there are things getting in your way. I am an active participant in the community.
The really cool thing about this is: Voxer allows you to check in when you can, how you can, and it isn’t restricted to time/location. I will share parameters for how to use it, but other than that it is really free to use how you wish.
This is a deep dive into community and learning.
I promise you, the learning will be RICH, and the community will be supportive.
Participants will also be invited to fill out a form documenting where they are struggling the most, and sent a link to sign up for a ONE HOUR one-on-one coaching call with me. This hour is ALL YOURS. We can talk about the content, or your particular struggle; it is really up to you and your family’s needs.
Also, every participant of the JCA Parenting Teens Program will be gifted the ENTIRE Parenting Teens With Positive Discipline Audio Summit!!
Week 1: Foundation
We will begin with modules that focus on the basic principles of Positive Discipline and why relationship, contributions, understanding and acceptance matter so much. We will be building our foundation that will hold us the rest of the course as we dig into the common challenges of the adolescent years.
Week 2: Taking Stock
Week two takes a hard look at where we are at with our teens. We will explore our fears, the ways that we are currently responding, what our strengths are, and what lessons we are being invited into in our relationship with our children. We will deep dive into exploring who our teens need us to be.
Week 3: Communication
Week three is all about language and communication - how are we listening? What are the messages, intentional and unintentional, that our teens are receiving from us? How can we communicate in a way that leaves our children feeling empowered and encouraged?
Week 4: Freedom within Structure
Week four brings our focus to what structure looks like in our homes. We will take a look at what guidelines and boundaries are currently in place, and how to tweak them in a way that brings ownership and buy in from our teens.
Week 5: Sustainability and beyond
The teen years are HARD and MESSY! Week five brings a focus around self care and personal practice so we can continue to show up as our teens needs us to, even when it is hard to do (and it will be). We will also circle back to relationship and the foundational piece that we began the program with.
Frequently Asked Questions
“I don’t have a teenager yet, but am looking to learn more to be prepared, is this a program for me?”
Due to populare demand, I am running two tracks of the program. One for parents of kids 11-14ish, and another for parents of kids 14ish-18+. The content is shared with the assumption that participants will be able to apply the tools and strategies right away. The teen years are hard, and it matters to parents of teens to be in community with other parents who understand, through experience, what they are going through. So no, if you do not yet have a child who would fit into one of those age groups, this isn’t the program for you.
“What technology do I need to participate in this program?”
Content is housed on my website, and community conversation happens on Voxer. Both can be accessed through a computer or a phone. You will need to download the Voxer app, either on your phone or your computer, or both.
“Does it matter what time zone I am in?”
No! That is the beauty of this program. You will experience it as a “live” program, each week you will get an email prompting you to the new content, and the community on Voxer is very real time. The content is pre-recorded so you can access it when it works for you.
“Why do you use Voxer instead of Facebook groups?”
I have and do run Facebook groups. I am finding more and more that parents don’t want to come into Facebook to connect with the community. Voxer doesn’t have the same kind of “bottomless pit” feeling that Facebook does. While there is a slight learning curve, Voxer allows us to communicate using voice messages, which allows us to bring more expression and processing to our sharing. Also, because it is audio, you can listen to the conversation while being on the go or doing other things. Voxer also allows for text messaging, for participants that feel more comfortable with that.
“Why do you use audio instead of doing a webinar or video?”
I want to reduce barriers to accessing the content and community. Audio allows us to take the learning and conversation out into the world and weave it into our lives. I do provide a useful handout that goes along with the content audio that allows you to see the outline of what is being shared as well as space to take notes/journal/reflect.
“How much time should I expect to spend on this program?”
You will receive about an hour of content each week, along with the PDF handout. I also provide materials that are in alignment with the content - this is for you to dig deeper and not required. Depending on how involved you want to be in the community, you may spend anywhere from 5-30 minutes/day in Voxer, although some people jump in every few days or once/week and spend a bit more time. This program meets you where you are at and you will be supported in making the most of it.
“What can I expect from the one-on-one call?”
The one-on-one call is a time for you and I to be focused specifically on what YOU are dealing with in your family, with your teenager. It is a powerful hour of connection and listening. I begin the hour with a grounding exercise and then up it up to the participant to share and ask questions. You will have my undivided attention.
What people are saying about the program:
“I would highly recommend this program to other parents. The combination of the content Casey delivers, the podcasts and interviews she provides as resources, and the wisdom shared by parents in the program is well worth the investment. I have learned so much from Casey and the parents in my group!”
- Michelle M.
“Casey is a kind and firm leader. She's right there with us as a mom, and challenges us with our thinking to guide us to be more inline with our teens.”
- Kristen R.
“What a more peaceful, generous, and healthy world community we would have if we all had this kind of parenting support, resources, and community in which to parent our children. And how more wonderful and fulfilling our parenting journey would be if we had all this, before we got to the point of frustration, worry, and disconnect. This elevates parenting to the world-changing work that it is.”
- Samantha R.
“Working with Casey as a coach is one of the most powerful things my husband and I have done together with regards to parenting. Her kindness and welcoming presence put my husband right at ease and he quickly let his defensiveness down. This allowed for us both to come together and start developing a common language from which to parent.
This is a high return for a small investment. It is a way to calm the chaos and beginning rebuilding the belief in yourself as a parent. While it is always great to do work when the going is good, but when the going gets hard this coaching and work helps me see that there is light and joyful spots, even when things feel out of control or overly dramatic.”
- Juliet P.
“Casey is an amazing coach and facilitator. She is organized, thoughtful, wise, and so vulnerable. I never felt like I was being judged and criticized. I just felt loved and encouraged to be the best parent I can be (mistakes and all!).
I would recommend other parents of teens invest in this program because we as human beings are meant to be in community. We CANNOT parent our children especially our teens in a silo. It is so important for us parents to lean on one another and to be encouraged by one another. I gained so much insight from this community and from Casey. I felt loved and encouraged by everyone and it made me feel so much better about my parenting and gave me wonderful ideas of how be be more present with my teen and more intentional in my words and actions around parenting her.”
- Katie L.
“I would absolutely recommend your program to other parents of teens who are serious about digging deep into the way they parent and why. For parents who are ready to invest the time, money and effort, your program can inspire real and meaningful mindset changes.”
- Katie S.
“Casey has extensive knowledge to share and an adept way of guiding you through processing what you've learned so you can use it in practical ways as you parent your teens.”
- Beth H.
“Casey is absolutely loving and honest and well spoken and down to earth. I got excited every time I noticed she was speaking and couldn’t wait to hear whatever she wanted to share.”