Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Parenting Teens

Parenting Teens

The teen years are marked by significant physical, behavioral, emotional and social changes for youngsters. Parents can sometimes struggle to help their teen cope with these changes, along with balancing their teen’s desire for more independence. Educating yourself about the nature of adolescence is a good first step in successfully navigating the teen years.

Helpful Websites

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Kids Health
University of Florida Extension

Books for Parents & Caregivers

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
by Michael J. Bradley

Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?
By Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.

Your Defiant Teen- 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
By Russell A. Barkley & Arthur L. Robin & Christine M. Benton

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens
By Laura S. Kastner & Jennifer Wyatt

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish


Parenting Teens (University of North Carolina)