Parenting A Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication, and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter by Lucie Hemmen

It’s not easy to be a teen girl, but it’s even harder to parent one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to the defiant behaviour, confrontational or non-existent communication, and mood swings commonly exhibited by teenage girls. This population faces a unique range of body image issues and psychological vulnerabilities that put them at increased risk for depression, eating disorders, self-injury, anxiety, and mental health conditions.

Written by the mother of two teenage girls who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, Parenting a Teen Girl is a parent’s survival guide to navigating this challenging time. This workbook offers parents the skills, exercises, and scripts they need to rebuild communication with their daughters and build the foundation for greater cooperation and connection in the future.

Unlike similar books, which merely serve as frightening exposes of bad teen behaviour, this book provides parents with concrete tools and tips they can use right away to decrease their anxiety, increase understanding in the parent-teen relationship, and become more successful in communicating with their teen daughters. The book includes information on dating, academics, and technology use that will prove immensely helpful to parents.

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Lucie Hemmen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adults, young adults, teens, and couples.  She has a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. She is also an author of three books, Parenting a Teen GirlThe Teen Girl Survival Guide, and The Teen Girl Anxiety Survival Guide.

Her latest book, The Teen Girl Anxiety Survival Guide will be available in February 2021.

“Therapy can feel like combing through emotional tangles leading to a freeing of life force energy previously experienced as heaviness. Becoming excellent at noticing, honoring, and working with emotions connects people better with themselves, with other people, and with life itself.” – Lucie

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