in the loop

A 3-week course to help you understand teens, build stronger relationships with them & make the most of these vital years.

in the loop

Tweens & Teens

A 3-week course to help you understand your teens, build stronger relationships with them & make the most of these vital years.

Welcome to

Tweens & Teens

The teenage years. Are you dreading them? Finding them challenging already? Do you wish you had a better relationship with your teen? Are you noticing changes and wondering what’s going on in their minds, or are you struggling to be the best parent you can be?
You’re not alone! This 3-week course is for parents with children anywhere from 8 to 18 years of age, or anyone with an interest in understanding & helping the teens in their lives. Adolescence is an extraordinary time of development, growth & change for our young people. The more we can learn about what’s happening in their lives, minds & bodies, the better parents, carers or mentors we can be. Understanding what’s going on for them is the key to showing up for them during this crucial time in their lives, and in these three weeks I will show you how.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Printable PDFs with expert tips, research, shared experiences & handy resources.

  • Exclusive & insightful interviews with experts in psychology, teen health, childhood development, sex education & parenting.

  • A series of community stories & shared experiences from other parents.

  • Access to a private Instagram community of parents from around the world to share & learn from each other.

  • Weekly live Q&As on Instagram to answer your questions. (I’ll be joined by experts to help answer questions.)

  • A researched list of materials to read, listen to & watch to further your learning.

Current course is running from October 24th. Join waitlist for future sessions.

What members are saying…

Annie Messing

Mother of four, subscriber of Tweens & Teens course

“Courtney has gathered together SO much material and done so much research! If you decide to take this course, you will walk away a better parent. I really feel I can confidently say that!”

Sarah Gwonyoma

Single mother, previous subscriber of the Tweens & Teens course

“Courtney’s course was a complete game-changer for me. I felt it was a really safe space to learn how to navigate trickier topics like talking about sex and porn and the darker side of the internet.”

Elizabeth Fuchs

Previous e-course subscriber

“The value is fantastic! The money spent on this course was peanuts compared to the value I received from it. So much information to read and watch!”

Meet The Experts

Dr. Hina Talib

Paediatrician & Teen Health Expert

With more than 10 years of practising adolescent medicine, Dr. Hina is a wealth of information when it comes to our teens’ health and wellbeing. She talks about everything from mental health & body image to the importance of sleep and a balanced diet.

Dr. Mari Swingle

Neurotherapist, psychologist & author

Dr. Mari has set out to educate parents on the downsides of constant connectivity and too much screen-based technology. She wants to help us understand which aspects of technology we should embrace and which we should reject.

Bettina Hohnen & Jane Gilmour

Clinical psychologists & authors

Co-authors of the book, ‘The Incredible Teenage Brain’, Bettina and Jane share wonderful insights into the developmental and behavioural changes that take place during adolescence.

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Subscribers to the course are granted access to the @intheloop.teens Instagram feed where you can join community discussions, ask questions, share experiences and learn from an international community of parents. Helpful resources, articles, Instagram feeds and posts are shared here, and all story posts are saved in weekly highlights to reference whenever you’d like. It is also here where weekly live Q&As take place and are then saved for future referencing.

Frequently asked questions

How old should my children be for this course to be relevant?

This is a course I wish I had taken before any of my children had entered adolescence. Whether you have pre-adolescent children or if you’re in the thick of teenage hood, this course is meant to prepare and support you. I’d say it’s most relevant for parents of children aged 8 to 18, but of course if your kids are a bit younger than that, you will still learn heaps and become well prepared.

How do I access the course materials?

All of the materials will be uploaded to my website and shared each week on the Monday morning. You will be able to log in and access the content whenever you have the time. All materials will remain online indefinitely, so there’s no time limit.

It says $250 AUD. Can I still pay in US dollars or another currency?

Yes! You will be charged in your local currency at the current exchange rate. If you are confused how much $250 AUD equals in your currency, you can use a website like to show you the conversion.

How much time is required to take part in the course each week?

The materials I share each week are yours to keep and reference whenever you like. You don’t have to read or watch each week if you don’t have time. It’s completely up to you how engaged you want to be in the Instagram discussions. I’d say, if you want to read the PDF, watch all the videos and engage with the community each week, you’d need around 3-4 hours per week.

How are you qualified to teach this e-course?

I spent a long time pondering that very question. I am not a scientist or psychologist or a child development specialist. In truth, I see my role in this course as a facilitator rather than a teacher. I’m passionate about this topic and have spent a long time researching it. I have called upon my training in journalism to find the right sources, ask the right questions and assimilate the information in a way that is accurate and useful to other parents. While I share some of my experiences and opinions in the course, the focus is on what the experts and research tell us about parenting tweens and teens.

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