Parenting a teen or pre-teen is hard, often baffling work. It is the job of the adolescent to push away and seek independence, and it is the job of the parent to continue to protect and nurture the child, while at the same time learning to let go. These conflicting goals, combined with the mental and biological changes teens undergo, create the potential for great conflict. For many parents, navigating the school system and being an advocate for their child adds yet another layer of challenge to an already tumultuous transition. At ES Tutoring & Consulting, we don’t just work with students; we work with families. We help parents and teens have effective relationships and open communication, and we offer parent coaching around academic and behavioral concerns.