Overscheduling. Online bullying. Media pressure.

 

There are just a few of the pressures faced by today’s teenagers, on top of the physical and mental changes that have always made adolescence such a challenging time.

 

But through focusing on their children and understanding what the teenage years are really like, parents can learn to act as positive forces in their teens’ lives–without “power-parenting” or overwhelming them with expectations.

 

ParentKnowledgy provides valuable advice for this time of growth within a family, with real situations and solutions for parents written in an easy-to-read and accessible manner.

 

Melissa Cohen has more than twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as a social worker and educational consultant. She aids students and families experiencing conflict and anxiety through her private practice in NYC, The Rymac Group.