Before I begin today’s episode, I just want to send my love to everyone in lockdown. I’m recording this on a Friday, after a week of trying to work while home-school my kids. It’s not fun and all I can say is, there’s sunshine ahead. We just need to wait. And be patient- something which doesn’t come that easily to me!
Now, over the last few weeks, in lockdown, something that keeps coming up in the conversations I’m having is the mental health of teens right now. Which is why today’s episode is such an important one. In Dr Ginni Mansberg’s new book The New Teen Age, which she co-wrote with clinical psychologist Jo Lamble, she shares evidence-based strategies for raising today’s tweens and teens to feel confident and strong.
Dr Ginni asks the questions on everyone’s mind – Why are today’s parents feeling like failures, worried that their teens will ‘go off the rails’, won’t get through school, won’t find a job or will be overwhelmed by stress? With so many experts out there offering conflicting advice, how do parents know where to turn and who to trust?
Today’s conversation is eye-opening and one every parent of tweens and teens needs to listen to. Let’s get some answers.
Purchase The New Teen Age here