About JoAnn Schauf
JoAnn Schauf began her professional counseling career in California. Later, as a counselor in schools and colleges in Texas, JoAnn supported students, families and educators providing guidance, presenting professional trainings, and creating innovative programs.
JoAnn responded to the needs of parents of adolescents by founding Your Tween & You in 2016. She received a Top Entrepreneur Award in Dallas in 2017. She’s a member of the Texas Counseling Association, contributes to local media, and stays in contact with her readers with a bi-monthly newsletter, The Tween Times.
A sought-after coach and speaker, JoAnn empowers and inspires parents with the system and secrets to thrive together during adolescence. She understands that it’s challenging to be in the body of an adolescent, and equally frustrating to be the parent of one. Those she’s touched call her the “Parent Whisperer” because what they learn and apply transforms their relationships with their children.
JoAnn and her husband Dave raised four children, all of whom who are now successful adults with families of their own. Every holiday season her family and friends eagerly await a box of her famous fudge. It won’t be long before JoAnn’s book for parents of tweens will be available.
“I worked with JoAnn for multiple sessions her help and coaching was practical and effective. She was very helpful in creating action steps that helped me with my situation with my Tween. It’s very difficult for adults to understand the changing mind she helped me translate the situations. Very positive outcomes but you must put the work. Strongly recommend.”
“I contacted JoAnn when I found myself “walking on eggshells” in my relationship with my beloved daughter. I was lost as to how to open communication and experience the closeness we once had. The positive changes started when I told my daughter that I was talking with someone because I wanted a better relationship with her. She was deeply touched that our relationship was so important to me that I would seek help to understand what I could do to improve it. With JoAnn’s compassionate insight I was able to see things that I could not have on my own. JoAnn provides a completely safe, and affirming environment. She is an awesome listener, and she is a great resource for books, articles, and websites that were so helpful too. My relationship with my daughter now has simply never been better. We have grown so much in our love and respect for each other. What a great investment in the future too!”
“As a result of being coached by JoAnn, the contentious relationship between my daughter and me ended. I learned that it was me who had to take the high road and make changes. JoAnn’s challenges and encouragement motivated me. She believed in me. Now, I’m proud of the changes I’ve made, and I look forward to spending time with her. JoAnn held me accountable, encouraged, and motivated me. She believed in me. Now, I’m proud of the changes I’ve made, and my time with my daughter is enjoyable.”
“JoAnn taught me how to design and build stronger relationships with my children based on respect, trust, and love. She challenged me in ways that increased my enthusiasm, energy, and empathy. The insights and strategies I acquired spill over into my relationships with my students, friends, and family. Life couldn’t be better.”