In this episode of Parent Compass on the SmartSocial.com Podcast, Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick interview Christine Carter, author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction. Christine candidly talks about the intersection between her research as a sociologist and her experiences as a parent. She discusses the effects that technology is having on teen mental health, how not to nag, and how to effectively approach drugs and alcohol with teens.
The Age of Distraction, in which increased technology use is significantly impacting teen depression and anxiety, necessitates a shift in the way parents parent their teens. Drugs and alcohol are a critical piece to the conversation, which is a different conversation than it was even just a few years ago. Parents must understand the changing landscape and the consequences, and they need to learn how to effectively approach these difficult conversations with their teens.
About our guest: Christine Carter, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, coach, and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She is the author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction.
About our hosts: Jenn Curtis, MSW, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker, owner of FutureWise Consulting. Cindy Muchnick, MA, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker. Check out their new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World: www.parentcompassbook.com
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