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 ...
Parents of Struggling Teenagers - Here's what you can learn from us:
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 $199.99
Interested? Please continue:
Learn to Speak a Language - Language of Power © - That Your Teenager Will Instantly Understand and Respect.
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.
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 ©.
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.
Very Successful! It has been our consistent experience that parents respond in one of two ways...
When we're successful, parents are finished with us.
Satisfied parents -- who leave knowing they have the tools to handle whatever their teen throws at them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.