Understanding the Stages of Adolescence

Adolescence includes some big changes that are sometimes hard to accept for both the parents and the child.

From the way our body looks to the way we see the world, every little aspect of one's life will change when going through adolescence, and this can cause anxiety for the whole family.

But, how can we help a child during adolescence?

To get on a good start, we have to understand that adolescence has different stages and each one brings their own different necessities and struggles. Once we identify the stage the child is going through, we can start preparing ourselves as a parent to help them and give them the room they need for the upcoming growd.

In this episode, we bring you an interview with Dr. Carl Pickhardt where he explains the different stages of adolescence and what changes and struggles you as a parent will be able to find when helping your child through this crucial phase of life.

Dr. Carl is a psychologist in private counseling and public lecturing practice in Austin, Texas. He is the author of 15 parenting books as well as books of illustrated psychology, young adult, and children's fiction. He received his B.A. and M.Ed. from Harvard, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American and Texas Psychological Associations. He has written columns for the Austin American Statesman ("Parenting the Teenager"), for the Austin Business Journal, Single Parent Magazine, Marriage and Family Living Magazine, Austin 360.com, and for Only Child Magazine (for which he is a contributing editor).

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