Learning to navigate healthy romantic relationships and deal with sexually maturing bodies are essential tasks of healthy teen development. At the same time you want to promote independence in your teen, while helping them stay safe. You may feel as unprepared as your kids to handle this ever-changing stage.
While adolescents sometimes act like they know it all, they often feel vulnerable and unprepared for the social and sexual realities of romantic relationships. And the same may be true for you – maybe you’re wondering how do I support exploration and independence while keeping my child safe, especially with social media and other challenges?
We will explore important changes in your teen’s brain and why fostering independence is so important at this stage of development. Teens and young adults still need a lot of guidance and support while helping them to strive toward independence. At the same time, boundaries remain important. How do you balance it all? Let’s Talk. Join Ruth Freeman, LSCW and founder of Peace At Home who will be joined by Suzanne Levy, Ph.D., internationally renowned licensed clinical psychologist and co-developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy International. She has presented internationally on emotion coaching, child and adolescent therapies, resilience, teen depression, and substance use.
Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,