Tired of not knowing how to communicate, connect with your tween, and it seems impossible?

You've come to the right place!

Here at Your Tween & You, we teach parents, just like you to understand you tween's struggles in todays confusing world, strategies to lead them, and how to craft your connection with less stress and anxiety.

I'd love to speak at your event, coach you or your group, and visit your book club.

My mission is to empower your leadership so that your tween and you thrive together.

I believe in you!

Coaching: Empowering Parent's Leadership

Extraordinary Coaching

Exceptional Outcomes

Get my expertise on a personal level. I'll inspire and empower you to achieve your leadership goals, reframe your mindset, and set achieve your goals.

You'll be grateful for the respectful and trusting relationship you orchestrate with your tween. So will they!

Make Your Next Event Unforgetable

Elevate your event with JoAnn as your speaker.

Be inspired as you learn how to use your emotional confidence and put the oxygen in your internal energy.


Professional Development

Parent Leadership

Book Clubs

Loving The Alien

What parents are saying about Loving The Alien

Loving the Alien has the best techniques to help
families with tweens and teens, too.

The tumultuous tween years can turn into wonderful
years with Schauf’s positive plans of action.

Loving the Alien is a must read for every parent of a 9-14 year old.

You don’t want to be this parent!

It’s easy to fall into lecture mode and let our emotions flood our conversations. I teach parents how to approach conflicts, like poor school performance, without emotional drama.

Hear from our coaching and workshop clients about their parenting wins

About JoAnn Schauf

JoAnn Schauf, Parenting Expert

oAnn Schauf, Founder of Your Tween & You, 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, each of whom had a bump or two in adolescence. The lessons learned strengthened them to become the successful adults they are today.