© 2018 by Jessica Sherman, MA, LLPC. 

Working With Teens

Working with teens, I know that when teens are struggling, parentsare struggling. It’s agonizing to go through a hard time with your teen. Your teen is your kid, your child. As a parent, you worry more than your teen likely knows. One of the great challenges of parenting teenagers is that there can be a lot to worry about. Parents sometimes get a reputation for being disconnected from their kid’s struggles, but we’ve found that doesn’t usually match up with reality. Plenty of parents are involved in teens’ lives, but still struggle to connect with what’s going on or, more relevantly, how to help.