Providing Parental Guidance

Specializing in teen growth and development to include character, relationships, boundaries, and balance.

Authentic Parenting 101 offers sound guidance to help teenagers develop into caring, responsible, and independent adults. With our help topics, we can work with you by appointment and/or by offering in-person public speaking opportunities. 

Please give us a call at 218-849-1633 or CONTACT US to get started!

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Authentic Parenting 101 of Frazee, MN  - About Theresa

About Theresa

First of all, I love teenagers. I love this stage of development where young people are questioning life, themselves, and the world; a time when they are looking for independence, developing their values, and finding their way.  

I started my career in education as a Special Education Teacher, working with students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities and I am currently a licensed school counselor.  I started a very successful dance team that I coached for 24 years. I have a background in theater co-directing the high school musical for ten years and participating and volunteering for numerous regional theater productions both on and off the stage. I have been involved in many community organizations and regularly volunteer. With my husband, I raised two strong, independent, and confident women who are now in their thirties raising their own families. 

Through all of these different roles, I have had the privilege of working with teens and their parents, in a variety of situations and settings. From parenting to coaching to counseling to community service; these experiences have given me a unique view of the relationships between parents and their teens and how these reciprocal relationships can blossom and grow. I am ready to help support parents, teachers, coaches, and communities better understand and navigate the journey of life with teenagers. 

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Awards Received

  • 1999 - Playhouse 412 Robert Creamer Award for Community Theater Support and Participation
  • 2008 - Frazee High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2016 & 2018 - Minnesota Association of Dance Team Coaches Coach of the Year
  • 2019 - West Central School Counselors Association School Counselor of the Year
  • 2020 - Minnesota School Counselor Association Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year

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