Life Coaching for Teens and Parents

April 21, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

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Raising teenagers brings challenges for many parents. Being an adolescent comes with built-in challenges for teens. The same goes for being relevant and effective as a dad or a mom, for co-parenting after divorce, and for raising happy, well-adjusted children of any age. Working as a compassionate parenting coach and life coach, ShaRon Rea empowers teens, men, and women with insights that lead to enjoying happier, more fulfilling relationships and lives. We will discuss both what she has learned while coaching family members and the global movement she founded: No Judgment. Just Love.™ ShaRon helps people move from negative to positive and treat each other with respect and dignity. Her websites are http://www.thewholefamilycoaching.com and http://www.nojudgmentjustlove.com. Her books include “Activity and Inspiration Book for Parents of Preteens & Teens” and “The Whole Family Healing After Divorce – Activity and Inspiration Book.”

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Our goal is to share good ideas about helping all kinds of families handle the challenges and problems that are common in today’s world. We seek to help people heal, grow, and thrive in a culture in which marriage, parenting, and other family relationships are under great stress.

We will feature experts on a variety of family matters. Topics may include building and maintaining healthy relationships, family mediation, divorcing with minimal damage, strengthening marriages, LGBT families, forming and maintaining stepfamilies, single parents, creating constructive separation agreements, addiction, preventing or ending abuse, and other Family Matters.

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Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).

Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.

Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.

Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.

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