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Guiding Teenage Girls to a Healthy Adulthood: Insights and Tips from Dr. Lisa Damour

Damour,Lisa_bookYou probably remember the challenges of your own adolescence – on-again, off-again friendships, emotional highs and lows, worries about body image, anxiety about school, life and love. In today’s fast-paced world – and with both the opportunities and threats of ever-present technology – the stakes seem even higher for our teenage girls. In her new book Untangled, psychologist Lisa Damour, mom of two daughters and Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, provides a rich framework for understanding the transitions teenage girls face on the path to adulthood. Don’t miss her wisdom and practical guidance in this Mom Enough interview!

 

What are some of the major challenges your adolescent daughter confronts today? How do these issues tie to the seven transitions Lisa Damour described in this Mom Enough discussion? How have you tried to guide your daughter through these challenges and how might you improve your response?

 

For Untangled, click here.

For a discussion guide for Untangled, click here.

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