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Tools For The Teenage Years (Miami Version)

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Are you looking for camaraderie, support, and advice on parenting teens?

This group offers Moms a safe, comfortable space in which to enhance their parenting tool kit while developing connections with other, like-minded Moms—all under the guidance of a caring professional.

Here are three questions that will guide our conversations as we discuss the challenging teenage years:

  • How can we regulate our own emotions as parents?
  • How can we better connect with our adolescents?
  • How can we learn to coach and influence rather than attempt to control our teens?

The Nitty Gritty

This group meets for 6 sessions. Consistency is essential in our shared goal of building a sense of belonging and trust.

The price is $750 for the 6 sessions, due at the time of registration. No prorating or refunds.

Each group is capped at 8 members.


Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:15pm (75 minutes)


October 10, 17, and 24. November 7, 14, 28.


(we will meet in group member’s homes)

Registration deadline:

Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Here is the tone you can expect in the group:

  • This is a small, welcoming group with 8 members maximum
  • I know how to balance the conversation, and lend insights to all participants during a 75 minute, weekly meeting so that everyone feels included
  • I emphasize confidentiality at the beginning of each group meeting
  • I respect your time; I start and end every meeting on time

Here are some examples of take-aways you can expect from participating in the group:

  • An understanding of the adolescent brain based on recent neuroscience
  • A better grasp on when to assert yourself and when to yield as your teenager matures
  • How to stay close while also allowing your teen the space they need to grow apart
  • Specific scripts for setting appropriate boundaries with your teen in a variety of situations
  • Practical strategies for managing tricky topics that tend to arise at this time
  • Tools for establishing relentless self-care as you move into these tricky years
  • Camaraderie and support from like-minded women

Meet Your Facilitator

Cristina Young is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a private psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping adults manage relationships, parenting, and family dynamics. She has more than 25 years of experience providing professional support to clients in a variety of settings. She and her husband raised their family in Greenwich, CT before relocating to Miami in 2021.

Her true passion as a parent educator and coach is evident in her parenting groups. Cristina received her MSW from the University of Southern California and her BA and teaching degree from Barnard College, Columbia University. She and her husband have three children, ages 18, 21, and 24.