Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence

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The Emotional Minefield of Adolescence

Adolescent emotional outbursts are too important for parents to get emotionally upset at, which usually just intensifies how the young person is feeling. They need to empathize and help the young person talk out whatever feelings are going on and learn this self-management skill. Then they need to move with the young person into problem solving whatever is the matter. Read More

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Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Austin, Texas. His most recent books are: The Connected Father, The Future of Your Only Child, and Stop Screaming.


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