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A 10-week skill-building and support class for parents of challenging adolescents.

Join experienced Parent Coaches Inge Jechart and Sarah MacKay Lynch.

  • Are you frustrated by your interactions with your teen?

  • Struggling with limit setting and following through?

  • Watching anger and resentment replace love in your family? 

  • Getting by, but not feeling connected to your teen?

If your adolescent is...

  • sad, withdrawn, self-harming

  • talking back, defiant

  • cutting class / refusing school

  • using substances

  • addicted to electronics

  • not thriving

  • in residential treatment 

...come practice lowering the wall between you and your teen.




Build a solid bridge of trust and love
between you and your teen. 


What would it feel like to:

  • restore family warmth & closeness 

  • replace yelling with dialogue

  • implement effective consequences

  • address challenges calmly

  • find community and support

It is absolutely possible for you and your family!  Come join us - get the support you want and the skills to strengthen you!


10-week Parent Support / Skills Training Class

Class #1:     Sunday, March 31, 1-5pm in Berkeley (in-person, private home)

Class #2-9:  Thursday evenings 7-9pm (4/4 – 5/23) online via Zoom*

Class #10:   Sunday, June 2, 2-5pm in Berkeley (in-person, optional)

$345 per person Early Registration by 3/15 ($395 regular fee after 3/15)

Includes course materials and two 30-minute private coaching sessions.

Contact Sarah: 

Inge Jechart, Ph.D., is a certified Life and Relationship Coach and the mother of two adult sons.  She coaches parents and couples from all over the country.  She has facilitated a local support group for over 10 years and hosts a national support call that’s available to anyone.  She was a board member of the Monarch Parents Foundation, an organization that provides support and programming to families with children at risk.  There she helped create and conduct a variety of parenting education and support programs.
Sarah MacKay Lynch, M.A., is a certified Parent Coach, former high school teacher and the mother of a newly minted 18 year old. She co-facilitates a monthly Willows in the Wind support group in San Rafael for parents of teens with behavioral and mental health issues, and teaches Family Connections psychodynamic education courses in the Bay Area. Sarah is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

What our clients have said:

Inge’s coaching has helped me totally revolutionize my relationship with my daughter. My newfound inner peace helps prevent her meltdowns and we now enjoy our time together.  – S.

Sarah has taught me parenting skills that have completely changed how I interact with my 18-year old daughter. While it’s still a work in progress, our home is much more peaceful these days.  – A.

Our kids used to run our household and didn’t do any chores.  Inge helped us teach them in a loving and firm way - they now do their chores and are much happier!  – H. & R. 



*Zoom is an excellent video conferencing service, available at no charge to participants.

You can use either the web based service or you can download the client app to your device at

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