The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 5 - Planning for the Future
As our kids get older, we start to expect that they’ll begin to become more involved in the planning and construction of their own future. So, why are so many teens so resistant to our help?
The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 3 - Harnessing Emotions
How to weather the emotional storms of your teenager... without losing your cool!
The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 2 - Joining a New Tribe
As teens begin to loosen their ties to their family, they begin the sometimes stressful process of figuring out who their people are.
The Seven Tasks of Adolescence: Task 1 - Parting with Childhood
One of the primary functions of adolescence is to begin to move away from childhood and into a more adult-oriented way of approaching the world around them. This can be hard on parents, who are used to having more direct influence on our children.