How to Negotiate with Teenagers
Using a Venn Diagram

I hope you’re enjoying your copy of
How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door.

Below is a downloadable Venn Diagram, one of the documents that accompany the book.
Print it out for you and your daughter, and follow the directions below.


Learning Styles for your kids

The Common Ground of Parenting

The Valuable Venn Diagram has awesome power… in the right hands. This tool reveals the magical world of Common Ground between you and your daughter. No longer will you need to butt heads. Choices will be made based on common likes and dislikes, and everyone walks away feeling heard and satisfied.

Directions for Your New Parenting Strategy

1. Introduce the venerable Venn Diagram at some random moment when nothing hangs in the balance.

2. Inform your daughter that you are attempting to improve the relationship between you, and as part of that process, when she has time, you’d to share an idea with her.

3. Be prepared. Bring pen and paper, and a copy of the Venn Diagram with you.

4. To create a collaborative atmosphere, sit next to her, not across from her.

5. Decide on a topic together (favorite movies, songs, moments, ways to have fun, etc.) to practice.

6. Each of you writes your own Top 10 List separately.

7. Fill in the Venn Diagram.
–> One circle is for your favorites.
–> One circle is for her favorites.
–> Everything that appears on both of your lists goes into the intersection of the 2 circles.

–> Cherry pick anything you like from each other’s circle, and add it to that sassy Section C!

The intersection of your favorites is where the magic happens. That common ground is what you agree on. Go to How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door to find out more.

But Wait… There’s More!

Here are 5 Blog posts that will give you even more parenting ideas to use with your kids… and to change your life!

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10+ Unusual Venn Diagram Applications

Enjoy! There’s tons of fun interwoven in this post. I hope you take advantage of it!

Virtual Hugs,


Have questions? Contact Deborah today.

About the Author

Deborah Ann Davis (B.S. in Science Education, M.Ed. in Supervision, and W.I.T.S Personal Trainer Certified) is a parenting coach and strategist.

Whether you’re looking to bring more positivity into your life, or you’re ready to seek the advice of a Parenting Coach, she’s eager to help you put happiness back into parenting.

Deborah has helped hundreds of families over the years, using her experience as an educator and a mother. She has decades of experience dealing with teenagers – as a mother and an educator.

Learn how to improve your mother-daughter relationship today. Every minute you delay prolongs the isolation your child feels while disconnected from you. She’s waiting for you to figure it out, so why not skip the “trial and error” parenting route? 

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