Moms of Tweens and Teens

Understanding the Emotional Lives of Teenagers, Interview with Lisa Damour

June 14, 2023 Sheryl Gould Episode 83
Moms of Tweens and Teens
Understanding the Emotional Lives of Teenagers, Interview with Lisa Damour
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Show Notes

Hi friend, So glad that you are joining me today.

I am thrilled to share this conversation with you. Understanding our tween's and teen's rollercoaster of emotions and how to cope and support them isn't easy.

My special guest today is Dr. Lisa Damour. Dr. Damour is a clinical psychologist and author of three New York Times bestsellers, Untangled, Under Pressure, and her latest book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers.  She is also the co-host of the Ask Lisa podcast and is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. She earned degrees from both Yale and the University of Michigan and has more than 30 years of experience working with teens and families.

Her latest book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers, is a life-changing book that we talk about today.

A few of the things Lisa shares with us: 

  • What does emotional health mean for our teens?
  • Some common myths about emotions and how to help your teen manage them.
  • Typical adolescent development of the brain and emotions. 
  • Helping our teens become more independent from us.
  • What is costly coping, and how can parents be on the lookout for it?
  • How do we know when our kids are in distress and need intervention?
  • What are some of the developmental things that are going on that cause teens to be on this emotional roller coaster and how do we support them?

You are going to love Dr. Lisa Damour and what she shares today with us.

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