New research demonstrates that late-night phone use leads to disrupted sleep which leads to increased depression, acting out, and emotional fragility in adolescents. Lisa joins the team at CBS This Morning to talk about what parents can do to help teens protect their sleep and mental health. Watch here.
While research emphasizes the importance of family dinners, journalist Allison Klein finds that many parents struggle to get the whole family to the table on a regular basis. Lisa reassures parents that, “Family dinner is a proxy for warmth and structure in a family,” and, “one parent can provide warmth and structure.” Read here.
The Chicago Tribune offers guidance on how parents can avoid common pitfalls when parenting teenagers. Dr. Damour and other experts chime in on how to give advice, weather moodiness, and more. Read here.
Laurel-Ann Dooley collects guidance from Dr. Damour and other experts to offer eight different strategies for when girls find themselves on the sharp end of a social stick. Read here.
Lisa chatted with Southern California’s National Public Radio station about teenagers, their parents, and the importance of staying connected, even when we have to be apart. Listen here.