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Connecting Parents to Teens and One Another

Tune in as licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founding JSerra faculty member, Cara Morales, goes toe to toe with the number one challenge facing parents today: their relationship with their teenagers. She offers inspiring insights on the centrality of strong relationships for our children's success in school and beyond, and explains why our connection with them is their best hope for navigating a jarringly secular culture and achieving overall happiness. She also shares tricks and tips for building bonds with teen children that will produce behaviors and outcomes every parent wants for their sons and daughters.

You can listen below or download the podcast on iTunes.


Cara Morales is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who divides her career between her private practice and JSerra Catholic High School. A wife and mother of three, she is the founding member of JSerra's Theology Department and Campus Ministry program. Additionally, she crafted a vision for JSerra to become one of the first high schools in the country to provide full-time, on-campus professional therapy — a practice she sees as increasingly more critical given the ongoing breakdown of the family. She spearheads JSerra's original seminar series for students called Identity Formation, which creates co-institutional small groups that carry out conversations with teens about the cultural toxins that challenge their faith and values. Recently she launched a Facebook page for parent support called Cultivating Character through Parental Connection.