It’s always a pleasure to chat with Dr. Lisa Damour, New York Times best-selling author, podcast host and psychologist, about parenting teens. In this Spawned episode, we’re talking specifically about the emotional lives of teenagers, based on her newest book of the same name. Her insights and advice on raising teens who are emotionally connected and resilient are truly invaluable.

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Parenting tips from Dr. Lisa Damour: Expert advice on raising kids and teens to be mentally healthy, strong and resilientFind The Emotional Lives of Teenagers at Amazon, your local library, or support your local indie bookseller


Interview with Dr. Lisa Damour, author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

Other topics we discuss on the show include: 

  • Common misconceptions about teens and their emotions.
  • How parents can navigate advice when kids in one household are so vastly different.
  • Ways parents can be positively involved in the emotional lives of their teens.
  • The Surgeon General’s new advice about social media (and one smart thing you can do right now to intervene with your own teens). 


Cool Picks of the Week

We were both feeling bookish! Lisa recommends The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, and Kristen is really loving Anti-Diet, by Christy Harrison. Add these (along with Dr. Lisa Damour’s latest book of course) to your reading list, stat.