She's not a therapist, or a counselor, but Vanessa Van Petten says she can help parents tame their unruly teens. The 24-year-old has been running Radical Parenting website for the last few years and has been featured in magazines and TV shows around the country. She's also appeared in the last season of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." OCLNN talked to her about what it's like to be the "teen whisperer." OCLNN: How did Radical Parenting start? Vanessa Van Petten: Radical Parenting is a blog written by kids. It's a way for adults who can't talk to their own kids to talk to ours and also for adults who want to get a better look into what teenagers are doing. The website started in 2007. I wrote a parenting book when I was 16 so that's how it came about. I was grounded and totally not getting along with my parents. I couldn't watch TV, I couldn't be on the phone. My parents said, 'If you're not going to talk to us, we're not going to be able to help you,' and I figured out that if I talk to them, they would understand me better. It took a few years until I realized that communicating with them was the best thing I could do. I interviewed 700 other teens and parents and put it into a book of stories of teens talking to parents.