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From Distress to Success: How to Help Your Teenager Through High School

Adolescence is a complicated time of identity development when every aspect of an individual’s sense of self is examined, redefined, and integrated. It is an important developmental stage and can be stressful for the teen and the family. However,  it can be a time of great growth, creativity, and success and does not have to be a time  of family conflict and crises!

Transform the parent-teen relationship from distressing to successful. Empathy on the part of parents is first step. Developing an understanding of the multiple demands on our teens helps to foster empathy. There is now a great deal of brain research that tells us what is going on in the mind of our teens. We also know that the teen body is undergoing tremendous hormonal shifts. At the same time, as teens approach the verge of adulthood, their social and academic lives require attention, clarity, and energy for which they do not yet have the skills.  Parents can become their best allies, supporters, and partners in navigating this complicated life stage successfully with minimal distress.  This powerpoint provides information and suggestions that can help you build a constructive and rewarding relationship and avoid becoming opposing poles in ever present conflicts and mood fluctuations.

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