Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist, researcher, podcast co-host, multiple New York Times bestselling author and mom about untangling teenage emotions.
Researcher (Education & Child Development)
Multiple New York Times Bestselling Author
Author, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents
Mom of 2
“I would say the huge headline is to expect distress. I think we are operating as a culture right now with a lot of anxiety about negative emotions, a lot of fear around typical and expectable challenges. That doesn’t help us as parents to feel calm or at least steady in the face of adolescent emotionality. And it doesn’t help our teenagers if we are frightened of their strong feelings. So my headline for all of this would be typical adolescent development involves ups and downs, you should expect to see several in the course of a week.”