Welcome to the Santa Cruz Parenting Tweens and Teens Meetup sponsored by Academy For Independence. We are a discussion group for parents to share their perspectives, strategies, and questions concerning any issue with their tweens and teens. Topics may include suggestions for better communication, techniques to improve academic performance, tips to help your tween or teen to take a stand with peer pressure, how to boost self-esteem, confidence, and awareness. The possibilities are endless! I am organizing this Meetup from my passion and experience of working with numerous tweens and teens with respect to their self-worth and improving their academic performance. Let us support one another with effective, inspiring, and creative ideas to help our sons and daughters navigate school and their journey into adulthood with greater ease.