Click on the link below to hear Dr. D talk about building positive relationships with your kids' friends, helping your kids develop independence, and creating a "secret word" that will keep your kids safe.

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Rebecca Deurlein, EdD

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Teenagers 101 has been featured in Psychology Today as an excellent resource for parents.

Praise for Teenagers 101:

"The breadth of topics covered is impressive, ranging from the basics, like motivation and self-esteem, to concepts that rarely appear in other parenting works, like getting the most from parent-teacher conferences and the importance of dress and manners... Armed with Deurlein’s tips, any parent should be able to give his or her teen something much better than another trophy: the self-reliance and work ethic necessary to take the first few steps into adulthood." – Publishers Weekly

"With her real-life examples, humorous dialog, zippy responses, and an overriding theme of hope, the author is the teacher all parents want their kid to have. ­Libraries should make room for this one." - Library Journal

"After reading Teenagers 101: What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed, I strongly suspect that author Rebecca Deurlein is one of those teachers who dons her running shoes on a regular basis in order to go that extra mile for her students." -

"Parents of teenagers will be hanging on to every word in this book. Filled cover-to-cover with real-life examples that in almost every case involved the author, this book is very authoritative, clearly written, and comprehensive." Barry Richardson 

Rebecca Deurlein, EdD

In her book, Teenagers 101: What a top teacher wishes you knew about helping your kid succeed, veteran English teacher Dr. Rebecca Deurlein, aka Dr. D, shares insights into your teenagers. What do they do when you're not watching, how can you develop stronger relationships with them, and how can you motivate them to become the people they're meant to be?

You'll learn how to:

  • Motivate your kids
  • Encourage perseverance
  • Know when to get involved and when to step back
  • Get teens to take responsibility
  • Get the most from parent-teacher conferences
  • Know whether to help with homework
  • Decide if your kids should take advanced classes
  • Determine whether your kids are college-bound
  • Help your kids develop healthy self-esteem
  • Teach your kids to dress and speak for success
  • Help your kids get organized
  • Prepare your teens for adulthood