Your Tween & You

We Help Families Thrive

It’s challenging being an adolescent….
And perplexing raising one.

We give you the tools and strategies to thrive together. We coach parents and present engaging workshops.

Parent Coaching

You would benefit knowing the system that enables you to move beyond power struggles, disrespectful behavior, and technology battles with your child. Our personal coaching is the answer.

Parent Workshops

Let us empower the parents in your group with skills and strategies that make parenting easier. 100% engagement. Zero boredom. Completely useful at home.

We Empower Parents Like You

Learn Fresh Strategies and Skills to Build a Remarkable Relationship With Your Adolescent.

You’ve noticed increased power struggles, a changing body, and emotional eruptions in your child.

You need a new set of abilities to understand the transformation, create meaningful dialogues, and be a genius when it comes to understanding your child’s emotions.

Let us teach you the system that makes the adolescent years smoother for both of you.

Parent Coaching & Life Coaching:  It’s for you! 

You Worry and Stress Over:

  • Respect
  • Technology
  • Relationships
  • Today and the future

The best investment you’ll make in your life and  your child’s is you getting one-on-one coaching to learn a system. Your successful communication, insight, and confidence will make the difference!

GROWTH SESSIONS These are designed for those wanting to establish a new template to optimize the connections. The Growth Package consists of eight half-hour sessions spread over two months.

SUCCESS SESSIONS These sessions are aimed for those who want to firmly establish new strategies and skills, and build a relationship with their child based on trust, respect, and love. The Success Package consists of twelve weekly half hour sessions spread over three months.

Contact JoAnn for empowerment and inspiration that will transform your habits, thoughts, and actions! Joy can be yours!

Guarantees from JoAnn
  • To be listened to and unconditionally accepted
  • To be challenged and held accountable for making changes
  • To grow in a safe, nurturing, and confidential climate
Expectations From You
  • Commit to the process and be honest
  • Embrace that changing is challenging
  • Believe that you have the power to create something new
How Will We Work Together?

Who:  Moms and dads of tweens and teens

What:  We will have 30-minute weekly conferences. You’ll have assigned homework. You’ll have email access to me between sessions. We’ll find the perfect package for you.

When: We will agree on a weekly time for our conferences. Day, evenings, and weekends are available.

Where:  We can meet face to face if you live in the Dallas area. Outside the area we’ll talk or Skype.

Why: You’ll boost your skills, understanding, and connection. You deserve to make your life more enjoyable and easier. You are a person of action and now is a critical time.

“As a result of being coached by JoAnn, the contentious relationship between my daughter and me ended. I learned that it was me who had to take the high road and make changes. JoAnn’s challenges and encouragement motivated me. She believed in me. Now, I’m proud of the changes I’ve made, and  I look forward to spending time with her. JoAnn held me accountable, encouraged, and motivated me. She believed in me. Now, I’m proud of the changes I’ve made, and my time with my daughter is enjoyable.


“JoAnn taught me how to design and build stronger relationships with my children based on respect, trust, and love. She challenged me in ways that increased my enthusiasm, energy, and empathy. The insights and strategies I acquired spill over into my relationships with my students, friends, and family. Life couldn’t be better.”


Start With a Free 30 Minute Private Coaching Session

Parent Workshops: Host Your Group

Parenting Workshops teach skills and strategies that strengthen the connection between you and your child. Our mission is to Empower you with strategies and skills so you will:

  • Reach your tween/teen with understanding, empathy, and emotions
  • Inspire your adolescent to be responsible, respectful and reliable
  • Collaborate with your child using shared decision making and trust

Our workshops offer you and your group the opportunity to laugh and learn in a welcoming and entertaining environment. You’ll love how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned at home. Best of all you and your adolescent will thrive together.

* There are no tricks to “get” your child to obey or perform.

You don’t want to be this parent!

Workshops for Elementary Schools

Parents are frustrated by power struggles and push back from their kids.

“Hey, I’m Okay!” (K – 6)

  • Boost Emotional Wellness
  • Develop Resilience
  • Build Grit

Stop the Drama!” (K – 6)

  • Using empathy
  • Being the model
  • Understanding perception

“Look What’s Coming!” (5th & 6th)

  • Puberty preparation
  • Collaboration
  • Connecting

“The group interaction, entertaining clips, and JoAnn’s stories make the workshops fun! The best part was that when I applied the strategies at home, I felt confident and the power struggles ended!”

 Lauren, CHES

We Help Families Thrive!

Contact Us Today (214) 450-6276

Middle and High School Workshops

Parents are frustrated by power struggles and push back from their adolescents.

What Were You Thinking?

  • Understanding Puberty
  • Shared decision-making
  • Ownership

Today was the Worst Day Ever!

  • Perception
  • Empathy
  • Building Grit

We’re More than Okay!

  • Expectations
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Seconds

We Help Families Thrive!

Click to Contact Us Today (214) 450-6276

“The group interaction, entertaining clips, and JoAnn’s stories make the workshops fun! The best part was that when I applied the strategies at home, I felt confident and the power struggles ended!”

Lauren - CHES

“JoAnn Schauf is a dynamic speaker who uses experience and humor to equip parents for the tween years. She teaches strategic parenting so we and our Tweens can do more than survive middle school.


Contact Us For More Info and to Schedule a Parent Workshop

Your Tween & You Workshops Have Been Hosted By:

  • Frisco ISD and PTAs
  • Lewisville ISD and PTAs
  • Plano ISD and PTAs
  • Richardson ISD and PTAs
  • St. Philip, Flower Mound, TX
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Young Men’s Service League
  • Richland Elementary
  • St. Ann, Coppell, TX
  • St. Gabriel, McKinney, TX
  • St. Joseph, Richardson, TX
  • St. Mark, Plano, TX
  • Flower Mound YMCA
  • Youth Going Above and Beyond, Lewisville, TX
  • Hebron Chapter National Charity League, Plano, TX
  • Poway Chapter National Charity League, San Diego, CA
  • Castle Hills Elementary

About JoAnn Schauf

well JoAnn Schauf began her professional counseling career in California. Later, as a counselor in schools and colleges in Texas, JoAnn supported students, families and educators providing guidance, presenting professional trainings, and creating innovative programs.

JoAnn responded to the needs of parents of adolescents by founding Your Tween & You in 2016. She received a Top Entrepreneur Award in Dallas in 2017. She’s a member of the Texas Counseling Association, contributes to local media, and stays in contact with her readers with a bi-monthly newsletter, The Tween Times.

A sought-after coach and speaker, JoAnn empowers and inspires parents with the system and secrets to thrive together during adolescence. She understands that it’s challenging to be in the body of an adolescent, and equally frustrating to be the parent of one. Those she’s touched call her the “Parent Whisperer” because what they learn and apply transforms their relationships with their children.

JoAnn and her husband Dave raised four children, all of whom had a bump or two in adolescence. The lessons strengthened them to become the successful adults they are today. 

Invite JoAnn to Speak at Your Next Event!

As an expert on adolescents and parenting them, JoAnn Schauf is a popular speaker. With stories right out of her counseling office, hilarious video clips, and fun activities, audiences love her.

She claims, and it’s true, that it’s easier to learn with laughter than data. Her goal is to send everyone home with at least one new strategy to connect better and take care of number one. In the human world it’s relationship, relationship, RELATIONSHIP.

Invite JoAnn to share the system and secrets to connecting well!

Popular Themes

  • Building emotional wellness while controlling yours
  • Using empathy to master connecting
  • Exercising the resilience muscles
  • Understanding the trio of trials

JoAnn’s Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Counselor Association conferences
  • National Charity League and Young Men’s Service League
  • Parental Involvement Conference
  • Professional developments for educators
  • Counselor Professional Training
  • Rotary Clubs: Irving, Flower Mound, Dallas, and Coppell

“JoAnn shared with our parents what they should expect as their child enters middle school. The parenting and leadership strategies are invaluable”

Sean Perry, Principal, Homestead Elementary School

“JoAnn explains things in a way that parents can fully grasp, take home, and make their lives better with their tweens/teens. JoAnn makes teenagers not so scary!”.


Schedule JoAnn to Speak at Your Next Event

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Contact JoAnn for Coaching, Workshops, Speaking Engagements!

The Tween Times Newsletter

Helping you connect with your tween

Latest Newsletter:

Mary, a bubbly eighth grader, waited for her ride as I was leaving our middle school. She was excited, telling me her soccer team would be competing in the regional championships this weekend. They’d never won a big tournament, but she felt they had a solid chance. I wished her luck and told her I’d love to hear how it goes.

Mary and her mom caught up with me walking into school Monday morning.

“Hey, Mary, how’d it go?”

“It was the best!” Mary said, jumping up and down, wrapped in joy and a huge grin.

Then her mom said, “They were tied with a few minutes left. Mary scored. I was so proud of her! All the parents were up and out of their chairs clapping and yelling. We won the game and the tournament. It was my Mary who made it happened. I’m the happiest and proudest mom in town.”

But, it wasn’t her mom’s story. It is Mary’s story. And, it’s Mary’s story to tell.

If Mary had told her story it would have sounded something like this:

“We made it to the finals! We were playing a tough team. We were tied with a couple minutes left. The coach called time out and laid out the plan.

Kyra, our captain shouted to us, ‘This is our chance! We’re taking it! We’re here to win.’ For a second, I pictured us singing “We are the Champions!”

The dribbler on the other team left too much space between the ball and her feet. Lyla, the quickest girl on our team, stole it and kick it to me. I took it downfield.

The defender on my right tried to force me into the corner. I stopped, even with the goal posts, with my foot on the ball, and she kept going. I turned, dribbling at an angle. The defender on my left wanted it bad. The goalie was set. I turned, kicked the ball high away from the goalie and scored! We won!!!”

When Mary shares her story, she re-plays her team’s effort, her strategy and her emotions. The value of her voicing her story is multi-beneficial: ownership and pride in her successful maneuvers to score, sense of self in her abilities and belonging, and confidence speaking to adults.

Want to help your child be more confident and surer? Let them tell their stories, the doctor about their symptoms, the leader or coach about a concern, and you about everything.

Warm regards and appreciation for all you do,


The Tween Times

The Tween Times

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