Parenting coach releasing book to help parents with teens

Posted 10/27/20

Teen-parenting coach and mother of eight, Vanessa Baker, announces the pre-sale of her first book, “From Mean to Real Clean: How to Create a Fully Functional Relationship with Your Teenager.”

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Parenting coach releasing book to help parents with teens


Teen-parenting coach and mother of eight, Vanessa Baker, announces the pre-sale of her first book, “From Mean to Real Clean: How to Create a Fully Functional Relationship with Your Teenager.”

Set to release in December, the book serves as a straight-forward guide to teach parents to reinvent their mindset on being a parent, according to a press release.

“As a teacher and a parent myself, I have a deep and compassionate understanding of the various issues that come with the territory of raising teenagers,” says Ms. Baker in a prepared statement.

Dedicated to helping parents and their teens effectively and positively communicate through her coaching company called Vanessa Baker Mindset, the new book From Mean to Real Clean, published by Balboa Press, is available for pre-order for $20 at

Coinciding with the book, Ms. Baker has launched an interactive course that goes through each of the aforementioned steps and then goes indepth in a fifth part that guides parents through five big life-changing steps.

The course includes a three-month subscription to a private Facebook group featuring live group coaching, exclusive coaching videos and content, monthly “level up” challenges, a community in which to share wins and challenges of the process, plus discounts on coaching services, according to the release.

Ms. Baker also offers the Real Clean Family Total Overhaul Package featuring four days of customized coaching including intensive group work and highly individualized coaching.

“I’ve combined my own experiences and strategies raising children with my expertise in this field to create a simple, streamlined program to help parents transform their relationships with their children,” she states.

With direct approaches designed to help parents achieve real change and form new bonds with their teenagers, the book is broken down into four parts:

  • Part 1: M.E.A.N. — This section takes parents through feelings such as being misunderstood, entitled, authoritative and possibly even a little numb.
  • Part 2: R.E.A.L. — This step helps parents create a new foundation for the relationship with their teens based on being more resilient, effective, authentic and loving.
  • Part 3: C.L.E.A.N. — In this chapter, readers see what it looks and feels like to have a “clean” relationship with their teens, as well as themselves, and receives tools to be more connected, level-headed, expressive, aware and nice.
  • Part 4: A Fully Functional Relationship with Your Teen — This section delves into helping parents create a vision for forging this new relationship with their teens based on respect, cooperation and even fun while allowing parents to be more influential, more confident, and at peace while they grow closer to their teens and bond.

After pursuing what she calls a “fancy/show-off consulting job” right out of college, Ms. Baker returned to school to become a high school business teacher, where she found her true passion, according to the release, adding that the Arizona State University Honors College graduate has a bachelor’s in business-supply chain management and a secondary education teaching certificate.

She has worked with hundreds of young people to help them understand important values such as how to make things happen, how to take ownership of their lives, and how to feel proud and confident.

Trained in leading challenging personal growth seminars as well as long-term, project-based courses and coaching business clients worldwide on well-being, performance and productivity, Ms. Baker has taught high school and community college levels.

A top-rated performance coach for, a coaching company, she launched Vanessa Baker Mindset to serve family clients via online or in-person coaching sessions as well as seminars and courses, and through balance and hard work, she strives to help families connect through her methods.


Vanessa Baker,