Oftentimes, stress about your teen can get so overwhelming, it leads to unhealthy habits like excessive eating, or an unwillingness to exercise.
Parents oftentimes attribute poor performance at work to the stress that comes with trying and failing to manage their teen at home.
Marriages are often impacted when dealing with a teen’s issues, with parents often arguing about different methods to deal with their teen, & the stress spilling over into their relationship.
When stress builds up and becomes too much, it can translate into a serious health issue, like heart disease & high blood pressure.
With my help, you & your teen don’t have to be a part of the statistics.
|Normal Parent||Parent Coach|
|Emotional reactions, leading to arguments||Scripted responses facilitating healing|
|Want the best, but sometimes focus on problems||Focus on the deeper reason why|
|Feel sorry for & coddle teen||Focus on new opportunities that come from failure|
|Support & encourage teen pursuing goal||Give teens proven tools that increase success rates|
|Give orders & a code of conduct||Work with teens to create boundaries|
|Give punishments when trust is broken||Focus on the underlying issue|
When you sign up, I not only give you a practical system to help you improve your relationship with your teen, but I also give you next-level parenting classes with me.
This system is based on proven studies in clinical psychology, and REAL experiences from REAL parents navigating their way through parenting in the 21st century.
I developed this system after helping parents rebuild their relationships with their teenager, and it is based on actual conversations I’ve had with teens on my podcast. I’ve also molded and shaped this method through trial and error, taking what truly works and discarding what doesn’t, distilling it into a 3-step system based on real-world knowledge.
It’s easy to grasp, and focuses on exactly what you need in order to get immediate results.
Here’s a tiny sample of the life-changing techniques and amazing results you’re almost automatically going to get upon siging up with me.
Welcome to Coach Your Teen
Before we Begin
Teen Age Leadership Welcome
Teen Age Leadership-Success and Happiness
Happy Experiences Worksheet
Teen Age Leadership- Definition of a Leader
Top 10 Wants
Qualities of a Great Leader
Anabolic Leaders; Catabolic Actions
Seven Levels of Energy
Tears and More Tears
Everything Will Be Alright
Maximize your teen’s healthy development to live a prolonged life of success and happiness
Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand their changing world
Come away with a revised, conscious method of guidance that is better suited for addressing teen’s current needs
Discover the joy in being a parent or mentor by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant
Book your one-on-one, 30-minute consultation with me, for a special offer of only $99. Ready to get started?
You do not have to be an orthodontist to create smiles. Before I tell you why I became a life coach for teenagers, I need to first tell you why I became an orthodontist. You heard me right. I am an orthodontist 😁When I was in high school, my guidance counselor asked me to pick a career. “What do you want to do for the rest of your life?” she asked. I replied with the most common phrase used by all teenagers, “I don’t know.” So she asked me a different question, “If you could make a difference in the world, what difference would you make.” I thought about that question for a while. I knew she would not allow me to use that common phrase again. I responded, “I want people to be happy. I would spread happiness.” “Great! You have two options. You can be a comedian, or you can be an orthodontist,” she replied (Life coaching wasn’t a career back then).
My decision was easy at that point. I was not funny, so I chose to be an orthodontist. I thought to myself, “Smiles are the logo for happiness, so why not be the guy who creates them.” I never strayed from that path and in May of 2012, it was official. I was an orthodontist.
I enjoy creating smiles! And I felt that I was following my life’s mission to spread happiness until May of 2016, something happened! If you have never had braces, then you probably do not know the celebration that occurs when braces come off. It is a happy occasion. The patient is happy and sometimes crying tears of joy. The parents are happy. My team is happy and I am happy. This was the image that was in my mind that day in the counselor’s office, when I decided that I was going to be an orthodontist.
But something happened. A few days later, I received a phone call from that parent telling me that her daughter was unhappy. She knew I mentored teenagers, so she asked if I could help.“ I would be happy to talk with her, but it sounds like she needs a therapist.” I had only mentored teenagers at that time. I wasn’t trained to handle a teenager who was struggling with depression. But that wasn’t all, the next week the same thing happened again. This time with a different parent. And again, I referred them to a therapist. But that wasn’t it because the same thing happened a third time. At that moment, I knew orthodontics, alone, was not going to be enough to fulfill my life’s purpose of spreading happiness among teenagers. You see, if something happens once, then it is random. If something happens twice, then it is a coincidence. If something happens three times, then I need to pay attention.
So the moment after I spoke with the third parent, I immediately started to research how I could help these teenagers. I was prepared to pursue a degree in therapy until all three parents told me that therapy was not helping their child. So I went back to the drawing board. And that is when I discovered life coaching.
Today, I am happy to continue to spread happiness by creating smiles on the outside (as an orthodontist), and on the inside (as a teen life coach).
“The tips & techniques that Dr.RJ taught me have helped me tremendously! Before high school, I did not care much about my grades, but now that I am making A’s, I really like school. Dr. RJ has helped me with my organization, & he showed me how to be more efficient with my time.”
Sahir Allison, 15 Years Old
At first, I didn’t understand why my mom hired Dr. RJ. It wasn’t until I had my first coaching session that I realized that having a life coach is so important. Dr. RJ noticed that fear was limiting my growth. I didn’t participate in any extracurricular activities. I didn’t try when it came to homework and tests. I didn’t even try to make any new friends. After he worked with me to overcome my fear, things started to improve in my life. Now, I play hockey, I have a fun friend group, and I make all A’s!
Brody Hughes, 14 Years Old
Having Dr. RJ as my life coach has made a real difference in my life. My mom argued and fought a lot. On our first call, Dr. RJ asked what did I think was the reason we had so many arguments. I did not know so my first homework assignment was to gain “clarity.”My mom and I had a great conversation and I felt like I understood her more. Now, I notice my triggers more and I feel like I see things from others’ perspectives. I really like having Dr. RJ as my life coach. ”
Annabelle Dalbec, 13 Years Old
Dr. RJ helped me when life was most stressful. Before my SAT, I was suffering from anxiety & depression. I honestly just felt stuck. I looked forward to my coaching sessions with Dr. RJ, because he always helped me to see things in a whole new way. We worked through all of my issues (he calls them obstacles), & he gave me tools to use when I start to feel overwhelmed & anxious. By the way, I scored a 1510 on my SAT, & I honestly believe that Dr. RJ had a lot to do with that.
Libby Mitchell, 18 Years Old
Dr. RJ helped my daughter through one of the toughest times in her life. I noticed a transformation in less than four weeks. Every teenager needs a life coach. My daughter is literally a different child. Hiring Dr. RJ is one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.
Wow! My son is a new kid!! I always knew Alex was not living up to his potential. He was not turning in his homework. He refused to practice hockey each day. All he wanted to do was play video games. When I learned about Dr. RJ, I thought to myself, “I bet Alex could benefit from that.” We are so grateful for Dr. RJ. After witnessing the transformation with Alex, I believe that every teenager could benefit from a life coach.
You can book your one-on-one session with Dr. RJ by using the calendar right above this FAQ section.
This one-of-a-kind program is a one-time investment of $2,000. The program is 8 weeks, and includes the Coach Your Teen online course, and next-level parenting classes with Dr. RJ.
As teenagers become more independent, traditional parenting styles do not always serve them. When parents begin to coach their teen, they will not only improve their relationship, but also help their teens reach their goals.
Life coaching is similar to sports coaching in that it helps identify goals, recognize obstacles, and develop action plans to achieve any goal.
There is no specific age. It should be based on trust and maturity. Social media will be a part of our life for the foreseeable future, so there are advantages to allowing your child to learn how to use social media responsibly.
The answer is “yes,” vaping uses nicotine. In some cases, there are higher levels in nicotine than in a pack of cigarettes. Like cigarettes, vaping can be highly addictive. What scares researchers the most is the unknown effects of vaping long-term.
Often times, parents believe that when their teens do not tell them everything, they’re hiding something. That is not always the case. Some teens just believe they are independent, and they are not required to tell their parents everything. Ultimately, it comes down to the relationship you have built over the years. If your teen does not share everything with you, my advice is to not force it. Just look for interesting ways to connect with your teen, and the sharing of information
Motivation has everything to do with buy-in. If the child does not see any value in it or if they feel it will not enhance their life in anyway then there will be no motivation to do those activities.
Absolutely! Dr. RJ offers group coaching and private, one-on-one coaching.