#122 - The Importance of Creating a Good Connection With Your Teen - with Kari O'Driscoll -


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Kari O’Driscoll is a writer and parenting coach. Her most recent book came out about a month ago and it's called, "Happy, Healthy Teens: Why Focusing on Relationships Works"


Teenage years can be really tough for both the teen and their parents. It's often a time when relationships break down as the child transitions from child to young adult. So whilst they can be challenging times, it’s really important for the connection between the parent and teen to be nurtured.

The importance of a connection with your teen

How to navigate through the difficulties and make things less fraught for you both

Why it’s important for parents to understand the role of power and how power actually destroys relationships.

Supporting your teen to take those faltering steps and spread their wings, knowing you are there in the background cheering them on.

Kari O'Driscoll


Kari O’Driscoll is a writer with a background in biology and medical ethics and has worked in medical and mental health settings. She is the founder of The SELF Project, an organization dedicated to enhancing the social-emotional health of adolescents and building stronger communities. Her work has been published in Ms. Magazine, Mommyish, ParentMap, Healthline, and other outlets and she is the author of “One Teenager at a Time: Developing Critical Thinking and Self Awareness in Adolescents” and a memoir entitled “Truth Has a Different Shape”. Her book “Happy, Healthy Teens: Why Focusing on Relationship Works” was released by Rowman & Littlefield in January 2022.


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