The GP and the psychologist combine forces to share evidence-based strategies for raising today's tweens and teens to feel confident and strong.
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?
As both clinicians and parents, Dr Ginni Mansberg and clinical psychologist Jo Lamble know first-hand how challenging it can be to raise adolescents. In THE NEW TEEN AGE, they team up to address both the physical and psychological issues faced by teens in this new age of social media and 24-hour devices, equipping parents and carers with sound strategies for navigating everything from parent-child tensions and peer pressure online and in the schoolyard to questions around food, sleep, exercise, screentime, body image, hormones, sexual development, skin, academic pressure and so much more. Packed with empathy and no-nonsense advice, THE NEW TEEN AGE is a comprehensive guide to raising happy, healthy humans in our rapidly changing world.
"Being a parent of a teenager can be daunting. How do we help them navigate the modern world while keeping them safe and happy? Their physical and psychological changes throw up a while range of issues that we aren't always equipped to handle. Here, finally, is a practical and direct guide for parents that covers the lot. Phew!"Amanda Keller
DR GINNI MANSBERG has been a GP for 30 years, specialising in women's and children's health. Author of three previous books, most recently The M Word, she is a sought-after speaker and an authority on everything from sleep to wellness, life balance to beating stress. Dr Ginni is host of SBS's Medicine or Myth? and Foxtel's Embarrassing Bodies Downunder, as well as the resident GP on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. She is mother to a blended family of six children. drginni.com.au
JO LAMBLE is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for nearly 30 years, specialising in relationship and parenting issues. Author and co-author of seven previous books, she writes a weekly advice column for Body and Soul magazine and appears regularly on television and radio. She and her partner have two adult children. jolamble.com
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