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Building Strong Communication with Your Teen

What's Inside?

Adolescents need their parents. And those parents need your help. Because communicating with pre-teens and teens can be challenging. 

Building Communication with Your Teen provides three research-based methods families can use to connect with their teens. The actions in it are simple, easy-to-implement, and build on everyday moments. 

Available in English and Spanish, this shareable is designed to be read on any device. So your families can use it wherever they are, whenever they need it. 

Download the Shareable

Accessible. Equitable. Evidence-Based.

Leverage the ParentPowered Approach

We know that content is only useful when it’s used. So in everything we create, we ask ourselves "how we can make it easy?"

Our access-first approach includes:

  • Crystallizing a complete curriculum into bite-sized insights and actions
  • Sequencing carefully, with strengths based messages that build on existing family routines
  • Using the most accessible technology: text message
  • Providing the program in English and Spanish, with additional languages available

The ParentPowered Approach has been shown to increase gains by 2+ months over a school year

Request the Curricula for Middle and High School Students

Adolescence is an exciting time of growth and independence. It’s a big transition. Which is why we're right alongside families as they navigate these essential years.

Each week we reach parents with evidence-based tips and activities for helping students build independence, develop strong academic skills, form friendships, make decisions and, cope with emotions. And parents also get tips for navigating the complexities of supporting the adolescent journey and their child's amazing development.

"I appreciate the reflection and the questions that you guys pose. I use them with my teenage son, and I think that other parents could benefit as well."

- Michigan Parent 

The easiest way to support parents of teens

Report Ready Data

The ParentPowered Dashboard includes research-based family engagement data that can be used to meet ESSER, Title I, and grant reporting requirements.

Download the data for your own analysis or use our presentation-ready graphs and charts. End-of-Year Impact Reports show your impact over the year and include powerful parent testimonials.

One-Click Ease

The ParentPowered Dashboard lightens your load while increasing your impact with:

  • One-click enrollment
  • Integrated messaging and surveying option
  • Presentation-quality data visualization
  • And more