An urgently needed guide to help parents understand their teenagers’ intense and often fraught emotional lives — and how to support them through this critical developmental stage — from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure. In teenagers, powerful emotions come with the territory. And with so many of today’s teens contending with academic pressure, social media stress, worries about the future, and concerns about their own mental health, it’s easy for them — and their parents — to feel anxious and overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Parents who read this book will learn: • what to expect in the normal course of adolescent emotional development and when it’s time to worry; • why teens (and adults) need to understand that mental health isn’t about “feeling good” but about having feelings that fit the moment, even if those feelings are unwanted or painful;…
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 21, 2023); Pages: 239 pages; ISBN-10: 0593500016; ISBN-13: 978-0593500019; ASIN: B0B1Y368WB
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Author’s biography: Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Lisa Damour co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, writes about adolescents for the New York Times, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works in collaboration with UNICEF. She is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. Dr. Damour serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She maintains a clinical practice and also speaks to schools, professional organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being.