Edit Your Life Episode 122: Helping Teens Thrive
Let’s flip the script on parenting teens and focus on the beauty and satisfaction of this intense time. In Episode 122 of Edit Your Life, I interview Dr. Ken Ginsburg, co-director of the newly formed Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ken and I bust myths and misconceptions about teen motivations and attitudes and we talk about how to help teens embrace self-determination as parents transition toward mentorship. Dr. Ken offers wise, practical advice about how parents can stay authentically connected to their teens as they ready themselves for independence and adult life.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
Minimalist Parenting (our book)
Fostering Resilience (Dr. Ken’s author site)
13 things I want for my teenager (Christine’s post about Laurel turning 13)
Related episode: Episode 110: Untangling Overparenting [guest interview with Jessica Lahey]
Related episode: Episode 79: The Joy of Tweens + Teens
Related episode: Episode 58: Improving Relationship Communication (guest interview with Jonathan Baxter)
Related episode: Episode 28: Learning To Compromise Well (guest interview with Jonathan Baxter)
Related episode: Episode 27: Modeling Imperfection
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