Parenting --Teens/Expert Profile

Darleen Claire Wodzenski

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returns 12/31/2016

I can address most questions about parenting teens. When questions are too technical in nature or may indicate the presence of psychopathology or special need, I have the training to provide appropriate information to help the parent access local and national resources. Kinds of teen problems include academics, development, emotions, behavior, profanity, respect, sibling issues, parent-child issues, laziness, defiance, sex, drugs, alcohol, smoking, violence, unlawfulness, and issues related to family and societal values.

Experience in the area

20+ years of parent training, ministerial counseling & life coaching; 20+ years experience as a teacher and academic interventionist; credentialed parent educator; state-approved teacher trainer; graduate education in special education and clinical mental health counseling; parent & grandparent; clinical director of nonprofit 5-1(c)3 that serves teens at risk.


American Counseling Association; North Carolina Parent Education Network; Council for Exceptional Children; University Brotherhood Movement; Orchard Human Services, Inc.; PsychoNeuroEducational Institute, LLC.

Publications existing contributor;; The Local News


Q.P.P.E. - Qualified Professional Parent Educator; Masters of Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeast University; Pending Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State Univ (9-2015); Certified Special Education Teacher for Florida - K-12 & for Georgia - P-12; State of Georgia's Bright from the Start authorized Early Childhood Teacher Trainer; Bachelor and Doctorate of Divinity - nondenominational to support ministerial counseling and life coaching for families.

Awards and Honors

National Presenter for the Council for Exceptional Children. 1) Using Music to Promote Emotional Development of Young Children 2) Metacognition to Promote Reading Across the Common Core 3) Using Behavior Contracting to Promote Academic and Behavioral Development for EBD with NLP and Vygotsky's Scaffolding in the Zone of Proximal Development

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