I'll teach your tween how to focus on feeling good about themselves.

Enroll in Roadtrip, an online course where your tween will learn to cope with self-esteem struggles and gain confidence for life's pivotal moments.

  • Your tween will learn how to change the way they see themselves, so they won't feel anxious about going to school or their activities.

  • Your tween will learn new strategies for processing their emotions, reducing unnecessary emotional stress and anxiety.

  • This course will help your perfectionist tween become more open to accepting themselves and realizing it's okay to make mistakes.

10 exciting quests to enhance your tween's mindset and boost their confidence.

What your tween be learning:

  • Quest 1

    Your tween will get to practice their communication skills by doing an interview. This will make talking to others at school less stressful.

  • Quest 2

    Your tween will learn that it's okay to make mistakes. This challenge will encourage them to be comfortable with trying new things, knowing it's ok to mess up.

  • Quest 3

    Your tween will pledge for a week, avoiding gossip about friends, frenemies, and themselves, fostering awareness and building a foundation of respect and acceptance.

  • Quest 4

    Your tween will spread kindness around, creating a positive ripple effect in the community. This quest will give them a sense of purpose, boost their mood, and help them grow empathy and compassion.

  • Quest 5

    Your tween will learn about three types of negative thinking, then they'll switch it up by rewriting their own negative thoughts. This helps them skip the negativity and swap it out for some good feeling thoughts.

  • Quest 6

    Your tween will learn the art of setting SMART goals to achieve their aspirations and learn how to plan and track the steps needed to reach their goal.

  • Quest 7

    Your tween will create a self-care plan, identifying activities for happiness and relaxation that they can use whenever they feel stressed or anxious.

  • Quest 8

    Your tween will use creativity to help relieve stress and anxiety. They'll learn how to manage challenges and find a positive outlet through creative expression.

  • Quest 9

    Your tween will make a personalized zine, setting intentions and reminders of their worth. It helps them reflect and express themselves. They can always look back on it to remind themselves of their strength.

  • Quest 10

    In the final quest, your tween will reflect on and write down three wins from this ten-week workshop, fostering positivity, gratitude, and self-awareness. This practice encourages reflection on their growth, empowering them to carry this insight forward into their futures.

Turn Sunday Night Yucks into Sunday Night Self-Care

Transform anxious Sunday evenings into a positive space for self-love. Spend 15-20 minutes with your tween on activities to set a positive tone for the week ahead.

What Parents Are Saying

“These lessons are like a beacon of light in a sometimes turbulent sea of emotions. I can’t recommend it enoug ”

Stacey Curnow, Family Counselor

“Great for tweens and teens to help with things like appreciating yourself for you, overcoming a negative mindset, and finding inspiration to motivate yourself to do the things YOU want to do.”

Jeralee Hahn, Mother/Entreprenuer

“I also appreciate all the positive messages delivered in actionable, easy lessons—like how to get braved up, that it's more than okay to make mistakes and to practice being imperfect.”

Christopher Franklin, Father/Entreprenuer

This program is for you if:

  • If you are ready for your tween to walk into school smiling and confident, instead of in tears due to anxiety.

  • If you are ready for your tween to have the skills to calm themselves down when they get stressed or upset.

  • If you are ready to stop worrying about your tween and rest assured knowing they're okay and navigating life confidently.

Ready for your Tween to Start Learning the Tricks to Happiness?

Once you're in, you'll get instant access to the course. Take it slow with one module per week or dive in and do a bunch at once—it's up to you. I'll be here every step of the way. And don't forget to join our bi-weekly group calls to ask any questions you might have.


  • Can I do this camp along side my tween?

    Absolutely! I highly encourage participating in the program together. It not only fosters bonding but also enhances the learning experience. However, if your child prefers to do the program independently, that's perfectly fine too. They will need an adult partner to do some of the activities. I suggest checking in with them weekly to inquire about the latest challenge and discuss what they're discovering and learning along the way. It's all about supporting their journey towards growth and self-discovery.

  • What is the best age for this course?

    This course is designed for all tweens and teens, starting as early as 5th grade until the end of high school.

  • Why did you create this course?

    As a Professor of Practice (POP) at a Big 10 University, I've noticed a concerning trend among my students: a significant portion grapple with extreme anxiety, imposter syndrome, and a lack of self-confidence. For many, these challenges become so overwhelming that they find themselves unable to attend class, paralyzed by fear. It's designed with the understanding that the earlier they acquire these tools, the better prepared they'll be for life's challenges.

  • What if my tween has tried other methods without success?

    Here's what a family counselor has to say about this program: As a family counselor, I'm always on the lookout for resources that can make a real difference in the lives of the young individuals I work with. "Skip the Bad Songs" by Jen Landis has been a game-changer in my practice. One of the biggest challenges I face is engaging with tween and teen clients who have been resistant or downright "anti-counseling" in the past. It's not easy to break through their defenses and create a safe space for them to explore their emotions and challenges. However, Jen's book and program have proven to be an invaluable tool in overcoming this hurdle. Jen's insights are not only relatable but also incredibly practical. The way she addresses the struggles and emotions that tweens and teens face is spot on. What truly sets this apart is its ability to speak directly to young individuals, bypassing the typical resistance they often have towards counseling. I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact "Skip the Bad Songs" has had on young people. They connect with Jen's words on a profound level, often mentioning how they feel understood and supported. This connection has opened doors to deeper conversations around how they can meet their challenges more effectively.

  • How long is the course?

    The course is spread out into 10-weeks, one module per week. However, each module is very manageable, even with a busy schedule. We recommend dedicating 15-30 minutes each week to get the most out of it. Sunday nights are perfect for this!

  • Are you a licensed counselor?

    With over 30 years dedicated to studying the principles of growth mindset and the transformative power of positive thinking, l've navigated through years of trial and error to solidify the key strategies that lead to genuine happiness, irrespective of external circumstances. However, it's essential to clarify that while I bring extensive personal expertise to the table, I am not a psychologist, medical doctor, or licensed healthcare professional. As such, I do not provide professional health or medical advice. If your child is grappling with any psychological or medical conditions, I strongly encourage you to seek assistance from a licensed and qualified health professional.

  • Is this course for boys or girls?

    This course is designed to be inclusive of all youth, regardless of gender identity, expression, or how they may identify. I welcome boys, girls, non-binary individuals, transgender children, and anyone else who may identify with diverse gender identities or expressions.

  • Our family is so busy, how do we find time?

    This course is entirely self-paced, meaning you can do it whenever it suits you! Pick the best time for your family and make sure to schedule it on the calendar every week.

Meet Your Coach

artist | author | educator

Jen Landis is a true inspiration, dedicated to empowering others, especially youth, to dream big and believe in their potential. With unwavering determination, she overcomes obstacles and setbacks, using her resilience to teach others to do the same. 

Through her Art Gang initiative, she fosters creativity and self-expression, urging young girls to embrace their unique talents. 

Her book, "Skip The Bad Songs," provides invaluable guidance for navigating self-doubt and discovering inner strength. 

Jen inspires others to confront their doubts, embrace failure as a stepping stone to growth, and pursue success with confidence and determination.