The Do’s & Don’ts of Communicating with Your Teen

Friday, April 7th; 12 - 1:30 pm

Austin, Texas

Everything I say is wrong. Every conversation ends up in a power struggle. I want to be able to talk without it turning into a fight. 

I want my child to be kinder, and more respectful when she talks to me. 

I want more calm, more ease in our house.

Have you said similar statements? If so, this workshop is for you!

Communicating with your adolescents can be challenging to say the least. The way we communicate can either shut them out or bring them closer to us. 

I have created this workshop to give you effective, specific strategies to know how to respond to tough situations, have more positive interactions with your girls and create connections.

What we will cover:

  • How to communicate in a way that you both feel heard
  • What is happening in the brain during adolescence that impacts communication
  • Why do teens respond in rude, dismissive ways
  • How to negotiate your teens’ power struggles
  • Barriers to listening to that create poor interactions
  • Phrases that lead to open, honest discussions
  • 20 strategies for effective communication with your teens 

Who is this for?

This workshop is for any parent struggling to have the conversations they really want with their girls whether it be tough conversations when you need to set boundaries or give consequences or you find her shutting you out and you don’t know how to open the line of communication. 

This is for any parent that wants to feel better about the way they speak to their daughters and the way their daughters speak to them.

 Workshop Details:

We’ll meet in a location in south central Austin (near Zilker Park) from 12:00 - 1:30 pm on Friday, April 7th.

Bring a water bottle, a journal and a pen. Please feel free to bring your lunch.


Barb will share the wisdom she has gained from her over 30 years of experience working with teens and their parents (not to mention, she is raising a teen herself, so she gets the struggle!). There will be plenty of time for both learning and sharing. Bring your questions! Expect to leave with concrete strategies to improve your communication and connection with your sweet girls! 


Cost & Registration: $88

Space is very limited. (These spots tend to sell out fast.)

* Refunds are granted until Thursday, March 30th minus a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after March 30th. Thank you for your understanding.

Additional parenting support that you will receive includes:

  •  An e-copy of Barb’s eBook, Barb’s Top Tips on Making Tough Conversations Easier
  •  An e-copy of Barb’s eBook, Creating Quality Time with Your Teens
  •  Reference your attendance at this workshop to get a $20 discount on a one-on-one individualized parent coaching session booked before April 14th. (You don’t have to attend before April 14th, only schedule.)

Never done a program with Barb?

Read more testimonials here.

Also, check out Barb’s YouTube Channel here and Barb’s Blogs here to get a taste of her style and her work.

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About Barb

Barb Steinberg is a tween/teen girl expert, parent coach, teen life coach, and speaker on parenting girls who transform the lives of adolescent girls and the adults who care about them. Both girls and adults find her extremely easy to relate to, open, warm, and funny. Barb is gifted at balancing emotion and intellect and serving as a catalyst for long-lasting change.

Barb is a licensed, masters-level social worker and certified teen life coach with over 30 years of experience working with thousands of teens. Barb is also a certified Teen Wisdom, Inc teen life coach as well as a certified Emotion Code Practitioner.

Barb is the proud mama to one son, Jack, (go figure!), and a lucky wife to Jeff. When she’s not spending time with her family or working to launch a new generation of confident, happy young women, Barb loves to explore Austin’s latest restaurants, see the newest movies, hunker down with a good book and plan vacations to faraway places.

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