Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Book Review - Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

About the Book
#1 Best Seller in Teen Health & Hyperactivity ─ A Guidebook for Parents Navigating the New Teen Years

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.

Urgent advice for parents of teens. Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a new and necessary guide that addresses this hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, offers this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression.

Unprecedented psychological suffering among our young and why it is occurring. A shift has taken place in how and when children develop. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age, often continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties. Paradoxically, Dr. Duffy recognizes the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age.
Readers of this book will:
  • Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand the changing landscape of adolescence
  • Come away with a revised, conscious parenting plan more suited to addressing the current needs of the New Teen
  • Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant
If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes BrainHow to Raise an AdultThe Deepest Well, and The Conscious Parent; then Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be next on your list!

My Take on the Book
This is a book that is full of so much great advice for any parents. With teens today having as many stressors placed on them, more and more of them are facing high amounts of anxiety. The author provides a unique look at how teens are seeing the world which will allow any parent to reframe how the world is impacting their children. I loved his perspectives on social media as I know that it is having an impact on so many teens today. The author shares some great tips on how you can best communicate with your kids during these teenage years which was completely practical and useful. The book is informative and down to earth. You will leave the book with a ton of resources to help you and your teens in new ways and your relationship will be improved for the better.

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