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Joe Bruzzese

Joe Bruzzese


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Joe Bruzzese, M.A. For nearly 20 years Joe Bruzzese has guided children and parents through the challenges of the middle school years and the transition to adolescence. His background as a teacher, coach and parent forms the ideal trio of experiences for coaching parents and kids toward, confident and connected relationships at home and in school. As a leading parent coach and author Joe frequently addresses parent groups at conferences, parent-sponsored events and as part of the work-life balance programs many organizations strive to support in the workplace. A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years, (Ten Speed Press 2009) is now available for purchase. Joe’s background in education includes a Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, in addition to his former tenure as a teacher in the middle school grades. Joe brings years of educational theory and practical experience to his work with families. In addition to the coaching services and seminars he facilitates at Thinking Forward, Joe instructs teachers in the Graduate School of Education, at Azusa Pacific University and UC Santa Barbara.

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Parenting expert and author of A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years (2009 Random House), Joe Bruzzese will share his top strategies for helping your middle schooler get organized. During the 15-minute call expect to hear Joe's 4... more

Starting a New Year can be challenging for kids and parents alike. One of the greatest barriers to overcome is drifting back into the same routines. Breakout of your old routines and help the kids to the same. 15-minutes of... more

Join author and parent education expert, Joe Bruzzese for 15-minutes of tips geared toward parents of middle school kids. The holidays can be challenging for anyone, but add a middle schooler to the mix and you could be headed for a... more

Join Parenting Expert and Author, Joe Bruzzese on Tuesday, October 25th at 10:00 AM PST/12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST. Joe will host a live, 15-minute call to share tips and tricks for minimizing stress and maximizing achievement... more

Get my top 3 strategies for creating a smooth start to the school year with specific ideas for helping your middle or high schooler. Listen to the 15-minutes live call next Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00 AM PST/1:00 PM... more

Join Joe Bruzzese, author of A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years as he shares 15 minutes of practical parenting strategies for helping middle schoolers navigate the road of academic achievement.

15-minute live call. Kids expect something new in the New Year, so why not give them a plan for thriving in the year ahead. Top strategies for creating a plan that helps your kids and family thrive in the year ahead.

Middle School Parent Education Expert and Author, Joe Bruzzese, shares the highlights from this month's Scientific American Mind article, "10 Ways to be a Better Parent".

Join host Joe Bruzzese, author of A Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years and founder of Sprigeo.com, the nation's first and only anonymous online bully reporting system. When 160,000 kids skip school every day because they don't... more

Join host Joe Bruzzese and this month's guest, Dr. Kathy Masarie, parent and founder of Family Empowerment Network. This month's topic, "How do we raise healthy kids who feel safe?" Passionate about preventing risky behavior in... more