Welcome parents, teachers, coaches, counselors and youth mentors!


Connecting you to the wisdom of top parenting experts,  so you can help a child avoid the dangers of adolescence, develop a superior mind, and become a happy, strong, independent, successful adult.


Denny’s newest book:

“The book is so easy to read and clearly guides us as parents, grandparents, teachers and advisers to teenagers in helping them on that journey to being happy and successful adults. It will also help me coach my sons and their partners as they help their teenagers (my grandchildren) on their personal journey.”

Frank Thompson, career adviser at The Gateway Academy, UK

“I have admired and followed Dr. Coates for years, and this book is a welcome addition to my parenting toolbox. His insights are a constant reminder that I am raising an adult who will help shape future communities. I like the practical tips he gives and the compassion he has for parents who can sometimes feel overwhelmed and disheartened with their teenagers’ (and their own) behaviour.”

Karen M., Sydney, Australia, researcher and mother of 2


“I love this book even more than How Your Teen Can Grow a Smarter Brain! I especially like the clear format and all the concrete examples. The quotes are great. And I like the suggestion that after tackling Listening to Understand that parents can work on the other skills in any order. Chapter 14 emphasizes the time it takes to first learn and consistently reach for a new skill.”

—Elisabeth Stitt, parenting coach and author of Parenting as a Second Language


“I recommend this book not just for parents, but also for teens themselves.  It is powerfully and accessibly written and provides the latest in brain science research for everyone to use.”

— Michael Gurian, Bestselling author of Saving Our Sons and The Minds of Girls