The Ultimate Parent Weekend

Stop Parenting - Start Mentoring!

YMUW and The Ultimate Parent Weekend were Featured on CNN’s Award-Winning Show,

" This is Life with Lisa Ling"

YMUW and UPW (The Ultimate Parent Weekend) featured on CNN’s award-winning show, “This Is Life with Lisa Ling”

" This is Life with Lisa Ling"

Learn How to Mentor Your Son So the Lessons He Learns at The YMUW Become Permanent

While your son is attending the YMUW, we highly recommend that all parents participate in a live event and on an online course. These two activities have helped parents just like you enjoy more caring and cooperative relationships with their spouse and son.

1. Ultimate Parent Weekend - an in-person rite of passage for parents which will initiate you into a new, more effective way of parenting your son. This rare, live event will show you how to masterfully mentor your son so that he can calmly, clearly and confidently handle his transition from boyhood to adulthood.

2. Online Course - a course that will teach you how to more effectively use your authority and influence with your son in a way that minimizes conflict and maximizes cooperation. You’ll learn a new method of parenting teens that will foster the healthy development of your son’s emotional intelligence, whether your son is an extrovert or introvert, over-empowered or under-driven, overconfident or unwilling, entitled or indifferent.

You’ll learn a new method of parenting teens that will foster the healthy development of your son’s emotional intelligence, whether your son is an extrovert or introvert, over-empowered or under-driven, overconfident or unwilling, entitled or indifferent.

Motivate Your Son More Effectively - Without Nagging or Yelling
The Ultimate Parent Weekend and the Online Course are led by Dr. Mark Schillinger, YMUW Founder, and Bill Falk, YMUW Elder. Together, they’ll mentor you so that you’ll be able to skillfully guide your son in a way that will motivate him to become more cooperative inside of your home, more responsible outside of your home, more confident of himself and more relaxed with the world.

Their original method of parenting, The RIGHT Way for Family Unity, integrates practical ancestral wisdom from small tribes, and combines it with the best insight from the sciences of positive discipline, stress management, adolescent brain development, personal growth and parent-child bonding.

Important Note: Your son may be suffering from the anxiety and stress of being overly attached to his digital devices and consistently having to handle school responsibilities.

Our system of mentoring young men will provide you with a clear roadmap that will allow him to overcome these obstacles. By using this method, you’ll be able to confidently lead your son in the right direction.

Is It Mandatory That Parents Participate?  
It’s been our experience that when parents and their sons are using the same technology that encourages shared values like respect, cooperation and resilience,  they have a much higher probability that they’ll achieve the true family unity they desire.

That said, it is not a requirement that you attend this workshop in order for your son to participate in the YMUW. We have an open-door policy, so if parents change their mind when they drop off their sons at the YMUW, they can still attend!

Good To Know: Lisa Ling also praised the events Dr. Mark leads for parents as well as her support for the YMUW

Friday June 20th 2025,  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday June 22nd, 2025 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

EcoCamp Berryessa (YMUW Site)
7850 Berryessa Knoxville Road
Napa, CA 94558

$295 per family - (includes 2 parents or guardians)
* Includes 8 Week Online Parenting Course ($497 value)
* Includes Bonuses ($117 value)
* Includes a one-hour, follow-up live group coaching call with parents and Dr. Mark ($275 Value)

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Read what parents have to say about the

Ultimate Parent Weekend...

 I am still on a high from the parenting weekend. Miguel has come home so different from the YMUW, and I’ve been practicing the the techniques already. It’s been amazing. Transformative. Thank you for bringing this to our family."

Andrea Brown

 I left Dr. Mark’s Rite of Passage workshop with a plan of action. I’m far more confident in my abilities as a parent to raise a young man."

Bret Smith

 Before we met Mark, the three of us were fighting all of the time. Our home life was awful. Mark’s methods are like having a training manual on how to raise a teenage son. With the aid of direct training with Mark, we’ve experienced a complete turn-around. Now we spend our time together in laughter, discussion and creative pursuits."

Regean Salais

Through heartfelt, truthful sharing, and with the skill of Mark, the rite of passage workshop took us on both a personal and communal journey. The results were profound insights and learned practical strategies for parenting from a place of love and authority with our children.” 
Dan Pomeroy

The parenting workshop taught us parenting skills that need to be used in today’s current world in which our sons are growing up in. It takes a community to raise a teen and Mark will guide you how to make it happen for you."

Marcella Hauser

 I really appreciated the emphasis on the importance of the parents having a “Way” in their life so that their children can develop their own way. This is a unique perspective… It takes a community to raise a teen and Mark will guide you on how to make it happen.”

Brad Brown

The Ultimate Parent Weekend Also Includes:  8 Week Online Course for Parents ($497 value)

"How To Raise A Happy, Responsible, And Resilient Teenage Son Without Nagging, Yelling Or Punishing Him"

8 video sessions (watch at your convenience) Learn the exact technology your son is being taught by the YMUW mentors

Here's What You'll Learn:

  • How to use consequences as a positive way to handle the toughest conflicts with your son

  • How to relax with your spouse and your son in all situations in 15 seconds

  • Dr. Mark's 7-step method of communication that fosters a deep connection with everyone in the home

  • How to institute a rite of passage in your home so that your son knows that it’s time for him to transition from boyhood to young adulthood

  • How to help your son discover how his unique brain works so that he knows how to apply his strengths and develop his weaknesses in his personal life, in his relationship with others, and in his efforts at school or at work

  • How to use your influence and authority in a way that nurtures your son’s sense of responsibility and accountability, including the use of consequences as a form of positive discipline

  • How to prepare to launch your son into the world because he’s adept at thinking for himself and becoming more independent

  • How to respectfully communicate with calmness, clarity, conciseness and certainty - without losing authority

  • A biological understanding of what motivates your son to become more independent

  • How you and your son can celebrate your personal and family victories together


  • ​Zoom Masterclass - How To Relax Your Mind Quickly ($39 Value)

  • Parenting Challenging Children - Audio Series ($39 Value)

  • Adapting to Family Adversity - Video Training ($39 Value)

  • One-hour, follow-up live group coaching call with parents and Dr. Mark ($275 Value)


We’re going to offer you the Ultimate Parent Weekend the 8-week online course and the bonuses at a low price because we’re committed to helping you have the family of your dreams. However, in order to receive this low fee and all of the bonuses, you must show up in-person for the parent rite of passage.

Need Help? Contact Us: info@challengingteenagesons.com

Read what parents have to say about the

Online Parenting Course...

The online parenting course is worth every penny. Dr. Mark and his staff are amazing and the material is easy to understand. Wish we would have had this 10 years ago. Thank you!"

Cindy DePalmer

Dr. Mark draws on his rich and deep life experience and spiritual insight, with warmth, integrity and honesty to inspire parents to empower, encourage and enable their boys to transition and blossom into resourceful, responsible and respectful young men. I feel touched by your presence Dr Mark and you have helped me and my amazing son to release and reset our relationship - so that we can both enjoy a more co- operative, respectful and loving relationship. I wanted to have the opportunity to mark this rite of passage for my son and for myself and you have helped make that possible in a beautiful and powerful way."

Alison Brown

Dr. Mark’s teaching in the Online Parent Workshop is superb, his teaching of parenting is unique, and opened our eyes. We did not have the idea of mentoring our kids, it is amazing, especially his Rite of passage with positive disciplinary sentences together with the behaviors, associated with values and virtues. Dr. Mark's suggestions and advices are novel and inspirational."


Before attending these programs I seriously doubted my ability to parent my son. I sent my son to the Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend, and I attended the parent workshop. I learned how to stand in my power with love, guidance, consistency and firmness. My son learned how to communicate, deal with his anger and is doing better in school.”

Michelle DeBerge