Staying Connected to Your Teenager


If you missed the Paul Dillon talk on “Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs” click here for the slides from the night and here for other well-being resources. Paul highly recommends two books by  Laurence Sternberg “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence” and “You and Your Adolescent: The Essential Guide for Ages 10-25”. Sternberg states “The single most important thing parents can do to raise healthy, happy and successful kids is to practice authoritative parenting”. Another recommendation from Paul is “Staying Connected to your Teenager” by Michael Riera. See Paul’s slides for some of the key messages from these books.