Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child's Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence (Parenting Tips, Raising Teenagers, Gift for Parents)

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child's Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence (Parenting Tips, Raising Teenagers, Gift for Parents)

by John Duffy


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Your Guidebook for Parenting Teens in the New Teenage Years

“If you are a parent―or have children in your life in any significant way and that you love―this book is required reading.” ―Michael Hainey, author of New York Times bestseller After Visiting Friends

#1 Best Seller in School Age Children, Parenting Teenagers, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Anxieties & Phobias, and Hyperactivity

A parenting wake-up call that could change how you raise your child.

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting skills. Strategies for parenting teens are now beginning years too late. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion they are unprepared to process.

Unprecedented teenage depression and anxiety. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age and often are continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties.

Urgent advice for parents of teens. Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a necessary guide that addresses the hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognized expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, provides a guidebook for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression.


  • Realize the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and understand the changing landscape of adolescence
  • Find a revised, conscious parenting plan that addresses the needs of the New Teen
  • Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant

If you enjoyed parenting books such as The Yes BrainHow to Raise an AdultThe Teenage Brain, Untangled, or The Conscious ParentParenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety should be your next read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642500493
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 09/15/2019
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 119,548
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, podcaster, certified life coach, and parenting and relationship expert. He has been working in his clinical practice with individuals, couples, teens, and families for nearly twenty-five years. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has provided the critical intervention and support needed to help thousands of individuals and families find their footing.

Along with his clinical work, Dr. Duffy is the author of the number-one best-selling The Available Parent (Viva Editions, second edition released 2014). He is a frequent national media presence. He has been the regular parenting and relationship expert on Steve Harvey (with more than 75 appearances), and appears several times a month on WGN radio. He also appears frequently on other national and local television and radio outlets, and is cited regularly in national print and online publications. These include the Today show, Fox News, Chicago Tribune, Fox Good Day Chicago, The Jam, WGN-TV, the Morning Blend, NPR, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Time, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, Chicago Parent, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Wired, Parenting, Your Teen, Parents, Family Circle, Chicago Sun-Times, and Real Simple magazine, among many others.

As noted, he is contributor to the Pear app and co-host of the podcast with Giuliana and Bill Rancic, consults on two films on teen anxiety, and co-host of a popular podcast, better, with his wife Julie. He is also a frequent guest on other parenting and self-help podcasts.

As also noted above, Dr. Duffy is a nationally-recognized expert in parenting, self-awareness, and relationships.

Dr. Duffy lives outside Chicago with his wife Julie and son George.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Preface 10

Note to Parents 12

Part 1 Painting the Picture 16

Jason's Story: What Are We Missing? 17

You Were Never a Teenager 20

The New Teen 23

The New Early Teen 26

Self-Consciousness 29

Empathy 31

Social Media 33

Antidotes to Social Media 47

The Emotional Bank Account 51

About Your Disdain 55

Identity Traffic 58

The New Late Teen 62

Our Narrow Definition of Success 72

College Choices and Stressors 78

Their Other Social Media 85

Part 2 Addressing the Issues 92

Anxiety 93

Heightened Awareness 104

Awareness of Mental Illness 109

The Crisis Crisis 120

Alcohol 123

Drugs 130

Weed 138

Prescription Drugs 147

Video Games 151

Relationships and Sex 155

Sexual Identity and Orientation 165

Sexual Assault 169

Suicide and Suicidal Ideation 173

Part 3 Filling Your Toolbox 179

The Vibe in Your Home 180

Awe and Wonder 183

Doing Away with the Sedentary Days 186

Yeah, It Takes a Village 188

Can We Skip This Part? 192

Music 196

Sleep, from P.M. to A.M. 199

The Value of Money 204

What You Can Do Now 207

When Your Kid Seems Awful 212

Hope for the Future 216

A Note to Dads 218

Parenting as a Spiritual Practice 221

Acknowledgements 224

About the Author 226

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Dr. Duffy's latest book gives parents insight and practical advice they won't find anywhere else for restoring calm to the frenzied pace of growing up today. Anxiety, stress, and depression are commonplace in teenager's lives now, but they don't have to be. You'll find comfort and wisdom in these pages. A must-read for every parent.”

—Michelle Icard, author Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years


"Any parent of any child should read this book and learn from Dr. John Duffy," -H. Prather, author of The Mindful Parent

“Today’s parents grew up in a world that looks and feels nothing like the one our kids inhabit. Dr. Duffy’s book is like a travel guide to help us navigate this foreign land we’ve never visited and know nothing about, but desperately want to help our kids understand and thrive in, and maybe even love. This is a must-read I will return to often.”
-Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune

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