How to Get Your Teen Started With the Trustyy App

The Trustyy App offers tried-and-tested strategies that thousands of families have successfully used during the teenage years. It benefits both parents and teens. Here’s a straightforward guide to engage your teen and establish a strong foundation for a rewarding experience.

Step 1 - Download and Initial Setup

  • If you haven’t already done so, download the Trustyy App on your phone (parent)
  • Follow the setup prompts to help Trustyy get to know your family and goals
  • Initial setup ends when you get to the Trustyy App homepage

Step 2 - Creating an Action

As you go through this step for the first time, remember to start small and look for a quick win
  • From the Trustyy App homepage, tap the PLUS button at the bottom center of the screen
  • Choose an Action from the list – we recommend starting with a Chore since it is the most familiar option
    •  Other options include Expectations, Goals, Check-in Questions, or Checklists
  •  If this is your first time creating a specific action, we’ll take you through a short tutorial on what the action is and how to set it up. You can re-watch the tutorials anytime using the settings incon in the bottom right > Information Section > Tutorials
  • Don’t forget to assign the action to your child

Step 3 - Inviting Your Child To Join Trustyy

  • From the Trustyy App homepage, tap on the child’s photo or initial near the top of the screen
  • Tap “Send Invite”
  • Send the invite via email or share an invite link using another app on your phone such as Text Messages or Chat

Step 4 - What Your Child Needs to Do

  • Instruct your child to accept the invitation and setup Trustyy on their device
  • Your child will see the action you assigned on their Trustyy App homepage
  • Your child can tap the action item and complete the action

That's It! All Good Things Start With Small Actions!

If you have notifications enabled (which we highly recommend), you’ll get a notification letting you know your child completed an action or prompting you to review and confirm the action is completed. 

Always Remember

It's Simple, But Effort Is Required!

One of the foundational parenting principles we teach is all about setting expectations. That is why we feel it is important to clearly communicate what you can expect as you get started with Trustyy:

  • Trustyy Delivers Results: Consistent use of Trustyy will foster positive changes regardless of how positive or challenging your current situation is.
  • Begin With a Quick Win: While it might be tempting to tackle major challenges immediately with Trustyy, we recommend starting with manageable goals. Look for a quick win to build momentum.
  • Prioritize the Relationship: Trustyy takes care of the tedious “administrative” aspects of parenting, allowing you more time and energy to focus on the most important aspect—your relationship with your teen.
  • Persistence Pays Off: We understand the difficulties parents face in maintaining consistency and teens in adapting to changes. Continue to persevere through the challenge and watch your family grow stronger for the effort.
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Mike Christian

Back-End Developer & DevOps​

Mike is one of those brilliant, self-taught, back end developers that you always hear about. As a youth he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what . . .” When he isn’t cranking out new code, Mike keeps up on the newest technologies and every Tuesday and Thursday nights he trains SpeedSoft with his team.

Rafael Pampoch

Web Developer

Rafael has his degree in Marketing and Advertising and years of experience with our dev team. As a teen he could trust that “The most important thing in life is love, and the most valuable things are our family and friends.” When he isn’t working on making the website and mobile versions of Trustyy seamless and functional, he unwinds by exploring nature. His favorite activities are climbing mountains, camping, going to the beach, swimming, playing the harmonica and always learning new things.

Afton Wilde


Afton’s experience is in marketing and bookkeeping.  As a teen she could trust that with her parents “Feeding the horses and milking the cow each day before school–not after–was a must.”  When she isn’t busy with keeping Trustyy’s lights on, you’ll usually find her baking up a new treat or working on a sewing project.

Nicoli Cristini

Marketing Assistant

Nicoli has a degree in Multimedia Production.  She has worked with our team of developers for three years.  She learned to trust her own parents when they taught her “Things won’t come easy and that working hard will bring me great blessings!”  When she isn’t putting together beautiful marketing pieces for the Trustyy App she likes to take pictures, play the guitar, piano, and drums, and meet up with her family to laugh over the silly things they did as kids.

Adriano Rodrigues

Mobile Developer

Adriano is certified in Analysis and Systems Development.  In his family he could trust the fact that “One difficult experience teaches me that failure is not the end, but rather an opportunity for growth and learning.”  When he is away from his work in making sure the Trustyy App buttons and bells and whistles are working properly, he likes to go to the gym, to the beach to surf, on walks with his dog, or go out with his girlfriend.

Lucas Baumgart

Product Designer

Lucas’s work experience is in User Experience, Interface Design and Product Management. As a teen he could trust that “In my home honesty was highly valued and lying was not tolerated.”  When he isn’t at work making sure the Trustyy App is easy on the eyes, Lucas likes hiking, gaming, going out for dinner, and spending time with family.

Cadu Olivera

Front End Developer

Cadu has his education in Analysis and System Development.  While growing up he could always trust that “My parents would be there to support from playing soccer at the park to learning to ride a bike.”   When he isn’t making sure things are easily navigated for our Trustyy App users, he likes to play beach soccer and enjoy music of any type, but specifically rock, country, R&B, and pop.

Mike Curi

Back End Developer

Mike is one of those brilliant, self-taught, back-end developers that you always hear about. As a youth he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what.” When he isn’t cranking out new code, Mike keeps up on the newest technologies and every Tuesday and Thursday nights he trains SpeedSoft with his team. 

Roxanne Thayne

Co-Founder/Chief Marketing Officer

Roxanne received her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education.  She has worked in publishing and marketing for the past 14 years.  In her family Roxanne says she could trust that “Her grammar and posture would be consistently corrected, to help her to become a lady.”  When she isn’t busy writing and beautifying things for the Trustyy App, you can find her reading biographies, practicing yoga, or gathering the family to talk business, celebrate wins or just plain hang out.

Sidney Rodrigues

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer

Sidney has a bachelor’s degree in Web Development and has worked in technology for 16 years, building apps for the last 10 years. Growing up he could trust that “It was always expected that I would fix anything related to technology.”  When he isn’t managing the development of the Trustyy App, you will find him spending time with his wife and kids. He loves to make Brazillian BBQ with his family.

Jim Lee

Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer

Jim has a degree in Design and over 25 years of experience creating SaaS products and managing talented product and development teams.  In his years at home as the oldest of five he could trust that “Each child got a weekly ‘night-up’ where we got to stay up late with a parent and do anything we wanted with them.”  When he isn’t looking 10 miles down the road for what will come next on the Trustyy App, you will find Jim canyoneering, doing photography, watercolor painting, or keeping up on the latest gadgets and technologies.

Eric Turner

Co-Founder/Chief Operations Officer

Eric earned his degree in Communications, Public Relations and Advertising, then added on an MBA.  He says he could trust that “His parents were honest people who kept their commitments–especially to their kids.”  When Eric isn’t keeping everyone at Trustyy on task, he is an outdoor enthusiast, year around, rain or shine, cold or hot, with biking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Tim Thayne

Founder | Chief Executive Officer

Tim earned masters and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has 30 years of experience working with families.  While growing up Tim says he could trust that “My mother would love me no matter what, and that my dad would require that I respect my mother.”  When he isn’t busy guiding the vision for the Trustyy App, you can find Tim working around the house and yard, taking care of his sheep, dogs and horses, or enjoying a game of Corn Hole with the family.