New Book Teaches How to Talk to Teens Without Trauma or Drama

Award-winning educator, Elizabeth Bennett, author of Courageous Conversations: A Guide for Parents to Understand and Connect with Their Teen

Educator Brings 35 Years of Experience to Guidebook for Parents of Teens

September 16, 2022 – Parents of teens have a reason to sigh in relief, thanks to the launch of the new book, Courageous Conversations: A Guide for Parents to Understand and Connect with Their Teen by award-winning educator, Elizabeth Bennett.

The teenage years are undoubtedly some of the most challenging in anyone’s life and most parents are unsure how to successfully navigate the minefield of raging emotions and hormones inhabited by their child without accidentally setting off an explosion of teen drama. Bennett shares her insights about how to confidently connect with teens gleaned from her 35 years of experience in schools as an educator, administrator, and Principal. Courageous Conversations gives parents the Five Strategies of Dedicated Listening so they can create a powerful and loving relationship with their teen by opening a place for vulnerability and forgiveness while releasing shame and guilt.

“This book has been in the works in my head and heart, for over 25 years,” explains Courageous Conversations’ author, Elizabeth Bennett. “Drawing on my own story as well as the stories from 35 years of teaching, administration, and personal and professional development, I’ve created what I hope will be a change maker for families and give a voice to teens, especially during these tumultuous times.”

“Elizabeth has incredible experience with courageous conversations and isn’t afraid to tackle the hard issues, which is what we need right now in our world. She brings a unique perspective with her work as a Principal, as she has had to navigate hard conversations with students, parents, and teachers – sometimes all at once,” states Connie Jakab, author of Bring Them Closer.

“This book is a gift for the world of families, foster families, educators, social workers, law enforcement, parole officers, counselors, and coaches in mastering conversations and relationship issues with teens,” says Annette Stanwick, BScN, a bestselling and award-winning author of  Forgiveness: Mystery and Miracle. 

Courageous Conversations: A Guide for Parents to Understand and Connect with Their Teen is available at Chapters, Indigo, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Amazon International, Kobo, Noo, I-books and Overdrive. Parents can schedule a free 30-minute Teen Strategy call with Elizabeth here:  

Elizabeth Bennett is an award-winning Principal with over 35 years of experience in the school system as an educator and administrator.  She coaches parents on how to have courageous conversations with their kids to build healthy and helpful relationships. To learn more, visit:

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