Untangled

In her New York Times best seller, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct—and absolutely normal—developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and welcome advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including 

  • My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond?
  • Do I tell my teen daughter that I’m checking her phone?
  • Where’s the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder?
  • My daughter’s friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl’s mother to let her know?

Perhaps most important, Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.

Untangled Video Series

Parting with Childhood

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses girls’ normal impulse to seek more privacy in adolescence.

Joining a New Tribe

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses teenage girls and friendship.

Harnessing Emotion

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses how brain development in teenage girls influences their emotional reactions.

Contending with Adult Authority

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses ways to focus on the risks, not the rules, when talking to your teenager about dangerous behavior.

Planning for the Future

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses the best ways to let your teenage daughter deal with the consequences of her actions.

Entering the Romantic World

Dr. Lisa Damour discusses what parents should look out for when teenage girls enter the romantic world.

Teenagers & Healthy Eating

Dr. Lisa Damour gives advice on how to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and weight.