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You are about to learn about a never-before introduced approach to dealing with your struggling, disruptive and sometimes impossible teen.

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Parents of Teenagers

You are about to learn about a never-before introduced approach to dealing with your struggling, disruptive and sometimes impossible teen.

Learn how to communicate in ways that will get your teen's instant attention and respect.

There's an actual language you can learn -- the Language of Power ©

Based on 11 core principles, plus ...

  • The First Rule in the Book
  • The Biggest Mistake Parents Make Over and Over Again

Parents of Struggling Teenagers - Here's what you can learn from us:

How To...

  • Effectively enter the world of teenagers
  • Speak in the language of teens
  • Handle teens without emotion (without losing your cool)
  • Deal with conflict
  • Take back the power in the parent/teen relationship
  • Effectively interact with teens
  • Use teen issues and needs to take back your (parent) power and control the relationship
  • Take right-brain concepts and functioning and plug them into left-brain interactions
  • Effectively challenge and engage teens to rise to their potential
  • Understand how teens use power -- especially on parents
  • Understand effective interactive structure so your teen feels permitted to use his own power

It's called the Language of Power ©

Best of all, as you begin to practice using the Language on your teen, we will be there online through The Parents' Interactive Forum to guide you through the rough spots.

And it's affordable - We offer the module and three months of the Forum for $24.95.

Interested? Please continue:

Learn to Speak a Language - Language of Power © - That Your Teenager Will Instantly Understand and Respect.

Answers to Common Questions:

1. What is Language of Power ©?

The Language of Power © is a complete communication system based on 11 core principles that enables parents (and educators, therapists, youth workers, etc) to deal effectively with teen problems by restoring the balance of power between parent and teen.

2. How do I know if the Language of Power © is right for me?

Good question. Review our document Sunshine and Shame: The Ultimate Remedy for Teenage Bullying. If you like it, you may well like the Language of Power ©.

3. Have you already trained other parents and if so, what has that been like?

We ran a live Tuesday night parents group for upwards of a year. Click Here to review the interview with a parent trained in the Language of Power © process.

4. How successful have these Language of Power © groups been?

Very Successful! It has been our consistent experience that parents respond in one of two ways...

  • They either drop out instantly because the Language of Power © is not for them, or
  • They drop out eventually, when they have learned to handle whatever problems their teens present and no longer need the group as a source of help. Click here to preview the first few pages of the Language of Power ©.

When we're successful, parents are finished with us.

5. How Do We Gauge Success?

Satisfied parents -- who leave knowing they have the tools to handle whatever their teen throws at them.

6. Why is this program superior to all the others?

Because we offer you continuing and continuous guidance through the Parents Interactive Forum (after you have completed the Language of Power © training module). The Forum is an online meeting place where you can ask specific questions about your individual teen issues and view the questions and answers of other parents just like you.

Click here for a more complete description of the Forum. If you have questions, Email us and we'll respond.

7. How was the Language of Power © created?

The Language of Power © comes from Country Joe College, the program creator's own experience as the father of two (then) outrageous teenagers, and from his 13 years as founder and CEO of Choctaw Ridge Academy (1996-2009) -- the only alternative school for disruptive teenagers to operate as a Therapeutic Community (TC). Click here to view info about Country Joe College.

8. How do I know the Language of Power © will actually work?

You don't. With teenagers, there are never any guarantees. But you might be interested in what parents and former students have said about how Choctaw Ridge worked for them. Here are some examples: letter 1, letter 2, and letter 3. Many more such letters can be viewed at http://www.gotteenagers.org.

9. Why should public school administrators as well as teachers learn to speak the Language?

Because the Language is a teachable skill set - a scripted communication system which immediately gets a teenager's attention and respect -- administrators will now be able to hold all teachers accountable who are working with teens. If they refuse to follow the program model, they can be held responsible and appropriate action taken. And, just as important -- administrators can use the Language themselves in specific disciplinary situations.

Here are two hypothetical examples: here and here. Though all the dialogue is "made up," both situations come from real life interactions. Although I scripted this whole thing myself, what you will learn to do is to develop your own expertise in doing the same thing with teens! All of this comes out of our right-brain hemisphere. And, although today's world doesn't exactly honor and support right-brain thinking, learning to speak the LANGUAGE will help you to cultivate your right brain.

For specific background material on our first example, Click here to review Set Sane Standards For Online Speech by Professor Kathleen Conn (Neumann University). To review the article Supreme Court Backs Kids' Internet Speech By Peter Hall (Morning Call), click here.

10. Do you have anything else to offer that might help me decide?

Yes. The Language of Power © has been presented in several earlier versions at conferences and to professional organizations.

Click here to view a live excerpt from The Language of Power © presentation given at the annual convention of The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services (PCCYFS) on April 7, 2010 in Harrisburg, PA.

Here are several examples of the Language at work, including both parental and school situations. Click here

To learn more about the theory and practice of using scripted communication skills through right-brain hemisphere initiatives, visit our educational website.

11. What does this cost?

You can purchase The Language of Power © training module for as little as $24.95 and have your first three months of the Forum for free. The Language is available to parents of teenagers and to public school teachers, educators and administrators who work daily with teens. Therapists and all others can receive the training for CEU credits from NASW. It's called Teenagers and Power Click here to access.

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Therapists and all others can receive the training for CEU credits from NASW. It's called Teenagers and Power Click here to access.