Parenting Teens: Expert Advice from Teen Expert and Parent Communicating Ninja

Ready to host a parent presentation and have parents (actually) turn out?

Bring Jeff in for a FULL DAY in your School Community:

Our parents need to be more involved in their teens lives

If we are going to speak to teens about mental health and suicide prevention, Jeff feels strongly that we have a responsibility to speak to parents as well.  Let's make it a full day event that inspires, teaches, and brings awareness.  Let's educate ourselves on teen mental health and teen suicide.

Jeff Yalden was the featured Keynote Speaker for the Singapore Parenting Congress Conference on July 19, 2015 in Singapore.

Parents come out for jeff's talk

Hundreds of parents fill out the auditorium and gymnasium when they hear Jeff Yalden is coming to town.  He mesmerizes student audiences with his real talk and parents love him for his confirmation of parenting and relationships with their children. 

Teens don't care about Statistics and Research

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He’s an expert on Teen Depression, Mental Health, and Teen Suicide.  He speaks to teens so they understand.  Parents admire his straight talk and experience with today's teens.  He’s never been afraid to tell his personal story and share about the teens and communities he's worked with.

Communities call upon Jeff every week.  A teen suicide and questions need to be answered.  A car wreck and a popular student is killed and the community wants encouragement. 

This is what Jeff does and shares his message, “It will be OK . . . We will get through this!”  Jeff’s warm and loving personality moves people to trust in Jeff and allows Jeff’s heart to reach theirs.

Jeff is often called to address the questions that parents have.  “Why?”  “What is going on with today’s teens?”  After Jeff speaks, it’s the same parents and community that say’s, “How can you put a price tag on saving a life?”

Parents ask, “What programs are you doing for us?”  Administrators and teachers say, “When we do something nobody shows up!”  Yes, you are in a predicament where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

You can’t not have Jeff Yalden speak to your parents when he comes to your community for school assemblies.  Jeff is a speaker that is memorable and shares a message that parents need to hear as well as your teenagers.  Most recently, Jeff was the featured keynote speaker in Singapore for the Singapore Parenting Congress Conference on July 19, 2015.

Call Jeff today to discuss this awesome evening.  You will be glad you did and your parents will thank you!


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Watch Jeff's TEDx Talk - Teen Suicide: The "WHY" Behind America's Teen Suicide Epidemic.

Let’s not be ‘That community in mourning . . .’  Teen Depression and Teen Suicide is prevalent today.  How does Jeff know?  Because day after day the phone rings about another teen having taken their life.  Phone calls from school principals, superintendents, community members, and parents asking Jeff to come and help.

Community and Parent Programs are Important. Bring in the right speaker for your teens and your parents will come. Jeff Yalden does a lot of teen programs and parent / community programs.  The impact is memorable and you and your parents will be glad you made this choice.

One Year . . . 9 Suicides, including 4 in Six Weeks

This video is after one school community in Indiana was rocked and the school community was placing blame on the school and asking what are they going to do?  1.5 hours.  Over 2,500 parents and community members came out and Jeff mesmerized them.

This one community lost 9 teens to suicide in less than a year, including 4 teens in 6 weeks, who did they turn to? 

They reached our to Jeff Yalden and within days, Jeff was there to restore hope to a community lost in its search for meaning and understanding.  Jeff passionately delivers because at one time he was that teen lost and confused contemplating suicide himself.  Today, Jeff touches the hearts of millions as he shares his timeless lessons about life’s defining moments.

The message to the parents is about today’s teens – Teen Depression & Teen Suicide!  Don’t ever think this won’t happen in your community.  It’s happening today in more and more communities.  More and more schools are left scrambling for help and asking how to handle such loss.

Why does each community bring 1500 parents one night and the other community over 1200 parents the other night?  Why after the fact?  This is real life and Jeff Yalden is the man when it comes to loss and questions needing to be answered.  Jeff tells it like it is and reiterates a message that parents and teens need to hear.  Jeff’s tell it like it is talk is a welcomed gust of wind to a weary populace of people in today’s society.

Jeff Teaches Parents:

  • How to connect with your teens

  • Listen to your teen

  • Inspire your teen

  • Motivate your teen

  • Get your teen to open up

  • What they're doing on Social Media

  • Why they won't open up to you

  • The two words to describe parents

  • The two questions every teen asks

  • Teens and sexting

  • Two reasons why teens want to take their lives

  • Theory on teen suicide

This isn’t about death and dying.  This message is about teens and their addiction to social media and cell phones.  The message talks about the types of depression and what parents need to be aware of.  It’s a message that is positive and intended to encourage and support.  Jeff talks about the signs of depression and the signs of suicide and what you can do about it.

Mothers and fathers, school board members, and local community members have gotten wind of Jeff’s reputation. Students can’t always recite his stories word-for-word, but they do convey their excitement for his humor. They talk about “Just Jeff” time and set off a chain reaction among the elders.

More important, Jeff opens up a dialogue between the youth and their parents in a safe and creative way. All the parents know is that something special happened at school. Parents, in turn, have driven more than 300 miles to hear this Jeff Yalden in person, inviting grandparents and relatives to boot.

Jeff, forever accommodating, reaches the whole family with his inspirational stories, causing them to laugh, reflect, and have something truly worthwhile to discuss at the dinner table.