Let’s flip the script on parenting teens and focus on the beauty and satisfaction of this intense time. In Episode 122 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Dr. Ken Ginsburg, co-director of the newly formed Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Christine and Ken bust myths and misconceptions about teen motivations and attitudes and they talk about how to help teens embrace self-determination as parents transition toward mentorship. Dr. Ken offers wise, practical advice about how parents can stay authentically connected to their teens as they ready themselves for independence and adult life.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting (our book)
- Dr. Ken Ginsburg’s bio at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Fostering Resilience (Dr. Ken’s author site)
- Dr. Ken’s books, Building Resilience in Children & Teens and Raising Kids to Thrive
- 13 things I want for my teenager (Christine’s post about Laurel turning 13)
- Related episode: Episode 110: Untangling Overparenting [guest interview with Jessica Lahey]
- Related episode: Episode 79: The Joy of Tweens + Teens
- Related episode: Episode 58: Improving Relationship Communication (guest interview with Jonathan Baxter)
- Related episode: Episode 28: Learning To Compromise Well (guest interview with Jonathan Baxter)
- Related episode: Episode 27: Modeling Imperfection
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