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69. Finding the Best Code for Parenting Your Teen

Tess Connolly LCSW talks with Phinnah Chichi who is a parent coach and consultant and has an organization about parenting teens solutions. Phinnah talks about her book called “Parenting Teens Navigation System” giving us details about how she helps parents with teens. 


  • Phinnah introduces herself and tells us about what she does and a bit about how she came to work with teens. 
  • Phinnah talks about her podcast which was recently listed as 11th in the top 60 world podcast list for parenting teens.
  • Phinnah talks about her book and what it can offer us as parents of teens. 
  • Phinnah talks about her preparation codes and how they can help us parent our teens. 
  • Tess and Phinnah talk about how parenting has changed and how we need to grow with our teens to help strengthen our connection. 
  • Tess and Phinnah discuss the importance of language when communicating with our teens. Phinnah shares with us that she has a script within her new book to help parents learn how to communicate with our teens. 
  • Tess and Phinnah talk about unhelpful codes and how we need to think about how we parent when it comes to sibling rivalry and that we need to think about our actions when faced with situations between our children. 
  • Phinnah and Tess discuss the importance of gratitude, something that they both feel strongly about.  
  • Phinnah shares with us about her A-Z toolbox which is within her book which is a list of go to tips for parenting and she shares with us some examples. 
  • Tess and Phinnah talk about resetting in your parenting journey and that it is never too late to start making changes to benefit our children and ourselves. 
  • Phinnah shares with us the importance of not waiting to get great before you get started. Start with what you have and make small changes. 
  • Phinnah is most grateful for her children, parenting them has helped her parent herself and recognize who she is.     

Click here to find Phinnah Chichi’s Podcast channel The Parenting Teens Solutions - The Parenting Teens Solutions Podcast. (Parenting Teens With Purpose)


Click here to see Phinnah’s latest book - The Parenting Teens Navigation System: Journeying Successfully Through the Changes and Challenges of Parenting Teens


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