Struggling with the
Teen Years?

Let's face it they are not easy!

'Welcome to Teenage Toolbox -  where we empower Teenagers & Parents with TOOLS to Transform Lives!'



You've heard that feeling helpless, disempowered and overwhelmed is a normal part of parenting teenagers.

Yet that doesn't help!

Your once loving and attentive child is displaying behaviour that you never thought you'd see and life has got tough.


Depression, resentment, rebellion, anger, withdrawal, an eating disorder, self-harm, drugs, social media or a gaming addiction are what you are having to confront.

In addition, you're being triggered into arguments and conflict that you don't want - and the atmosphere in the house is affecting everyone.


What you need is a sudden rescue remedy. That's where I come in!

My work is experience-based. It is lived experience of what works. It has been drawn from working with teenagers for over 35 years. I change the status quo! What you have been doing for the last year, two years - or maybe even longer isn't working, so it won't suddenly work tomorrow now. Teenagers need only three things from you and when they get them, your life will rapidly change - and so will theirs.

Mum of 4 teens/twenties, I learnt the toughest lessons about behaviour, coping mechanisms and what individuals need to function as healthy human beings when teaching in prisons. In addition, I raised hundreds of teenagers in boarding schools over a 15 year period. I get teens!

Established in 2013, Teenage Toolbox aims to change lives for BOTH Parents and Teenagers - and also young adults in their twenties.  

Sessions are 60-minutes - one-on-one - via Zoom or Messenger.

Alternatively, if you are local in Auckland New Zealand, we meet in person.

"Teenagers are never a problem. They are merely young adults struggling to work through their pain, insecurity and fear. When we empower them with strategies that heal - and reveal the magic of who they are - then we create lasting transformational growth!"

 Sue O'Callaghan


Arrange a chat!


Are you worried about your teenager's anxiety, social isolation, addictive traits, self-esteem?


Do you feel nothing seems to change your teenager's behaviour, habits or attitude?

Do you feel a sense of guilt, failure or hopelessness as a parent?


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Sue O'Callaghan is author of TAKEN,

and co-author of HATE MYSELF HATE MY LIFE: A Teenage Guide to Finding Self-Confidence and Inner Love.