When: October 2, 9, and 16, 2013

1:00 PM Eastern
12:00 PM Central
11:00 AM Mountain
10:00  AM Pacific


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This event is via teleconference.  Upon registration, you will be send dial-in information via email.



Leslie Ferris, ACC, ELI-MP, MBA

Credentialed Life Coach            Serving the parents of struggling tweens, teens, and young adults 



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 Middle School:  Nice or Nightmare?  


Get a Handle on it NOW,

 and Pave the Way to Success Later.


Join Parent Life Coaches Leslie Ferris and 

Dr. Lisa Kaplin for this unique 3 part teleseries.


'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' 

– Benjamin Franklin

 Middle school is where things can start to Go Wrong A solid investment in that ounce of prevention NOW can save many pounds of cure of big problems later.  Learn what middle school is really like, and how to steer you child toward success.  Get all of the facts, do's and don'ts, and red flag/warning signs!


We are pleased to offer these three powerful sessions

plus email support during the duration of the series for just $59.99.

Register Now!

Can't make it to one or more of the calls?  No Problem!

A recording will be sent to all registered participants within 24 hours after each session.  


Meet my Co-Host: Lisa Kaplin, Psy.D.  


Lisa has a master's and doctoral degree in psychology.  She is a certified life coach and she specializes in helping parents get clear, confident, and calm so that they can parent in a way that is both productive and loving.  You can reach her at www.smartwomeninspiredlives.com.

These powerful teleclasses are for you if . . .

  • You are terrified of the middle school and upcoming high school years because of all of the horror stories you have heard.  (Yes, some of them are true!)
  • You suspect you may not fully understand today's middle school world or how to help your child navigate through it.   (It's not the same as it used to be!)
  • You think parenting is hard work and you aren’t sure if it’s even possible to control pre-teens and teen-agers.  (You want to be the best parent you can be!)
  • You are tired of the same old parenting advice that never seems to work very well in the real world.  (You want good information pertinent to middle school – concise and straight!)


You will learn from two experienced parents who are also professional coaches:

Part 1:

  • The middle school environment – what it's really like, and what goes on.  Facts, figures, and statistics.
  • Your child and her/his physical, emotional, and social changes.
  • Your child interacting with his world – good and bad, peer pressure, friends, electronics, etc.
  •  Learn how to talk to your children without sounding preachy and uninformed.
  • Resource recommendations.

 Part 2:

  • Great parenting do's – techniques that will work now and set you up well for later. 
  • Parenting pitfalls – the traps we tend to fall into, and how to stay out of them.
  • Learn how to set appropriate limits at appropriate times in just the right way so that your children will know you mean business but will still want to talk to you.
  • Resource recommendations

 Part 3:

  • Characteristics of a healthy middle schooler.
  • Warning signs that things aren't right – it's not as easy to tell as you might think!
  • How to identify the red flags that could indicate your child’s involvement with serious problems such as sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, and bullying.
  • Resource recommendations