Parenting Teens with Greater Joy

inspiration and support for parenting in the teen years
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"Properly guided, however, these years can develop into a wonderful period of active and practical idealism."
from the book Education for Life

Upcoming Offerings

Parenting Teens for True Success

February 25th @ 7pm

How to Motivate Your Teen

Working with Energy and Will Power

4 part series

Thursdays @ 7 pm

March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

PLUS workshops for Teens too

Our live, online sessions include: ​

techniques for calmness and relaxation to support your role as parent

interactive and experiential activities, guided reflection and discussion

connection and community building with a group of like-minded parents

practical tools and techniques for on-going reflection and practice at home

Parenting Teens for True Success
Friday, February 25th
7 to 8:30 pm
What is true success? How do we help our teens succeed? Join this interactive workshop to explore conscious parenting in the teen years.
We'll look at
  • boundaries, expectations and empathy
  • cultivating universal values
  • supporting your teen using a holistic strengths-based approach
Registration includes access to the Zoom session, recording and PDF downloads.

"The important thing, at this time, is to guide the adolescent toward the right use of his will power - that is to say, to use it expansively, not contractively."
J. Donald Walters, Education for Life

How to Motivate Your Teen
Working with Energy and Will Power
Thursdays,  7 to 8:30 pm
March 3, 10, 17 and 24
$20 off before February 11th
use coupon code TEEN20 at checkout
Join this 4-part series to explore a holistic, strengths-based approach to motivating your teen.
We'll explore:
  • how to develop will power and self-control in yourself and your teen
  • how to work with your teen's unique strengths
  • creative and practical tools and techniques for motivating your teen in different situations
Registration includes access to 4 live Zoom sessions, recordings, PDF downloads and one month membership in our online parenting community.

Your Facilitator

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Erin Vinacco

Founding Director of Conscious Families

Erin Vinacco is a certified Education for Life teacher and long time edcuator who has worked with parents, families and children for over 12 years, most recently for the Living Wisdom School of Nevada City. She has many years of direct experience working with children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, with a special interest in social-emotional learning, mindfulness and yoga.

Rise and Thrive
Workshops for Teens
(ages 12-19)
Redefining Energy, Magnetism, Success, and Happiness
in High School and in Life
*in person*
Friday, February 11th - 7 to 9pm
Rise & Thrive workshops include:
  • Yoga & Meditation Group Practice

  • Interactive Lectures & Discussions

  • Community Building

  • Creativity & Self-Reflection


These programs are offered in joyful partnership with Living Wisdom High School, an Education for Life school. 
Visit their website to find out more!


Workshops for Your Teen