Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens

Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens

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This is a unique book of advice and commentary for the parents of teenagers, co-written by teenagers themselves. It combines Dr. Wes Crenshaw's nineteen years of clinical experience as a board certified family psychologist with the natural wisdom and empathy of eight really sharp sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds, each of whom spent a year writing for the Double Take advice column.

Though entertaining in tone, the book offers serious, honest and practical guidance to parents on real world adolescent issues: sex, contraception, pregnancy, sexual identity, mental health, cutting, falling in love, breaking up, friendship, divorce, the future, teen technology, parent-child conflict, suicide, foster care, school success and failure, fear and hope and many other issues in the middle and high school years.

Most of the advice was written in response to letters sent by parents and teens to . The rest were written on topics selected by the authors based on teen trends and current events. In addition to specific suggestions on each problem, the authors share a thoughtful social commentary on how the world influences the next generation, and vice versa. Have teens read the companion volume: Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014130530
Publisher: Family Psychological Press
Publication date: 03/26/2012
Series: Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 809 KB

About the Author

Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He specializes in working with adolescents and their families from his private practice in Lawrence, KS. He has co-authored Double Take, and advice column for teens and parents published weekly in the Lawrence Journal World since November 2004. Dr. Wes has been married since 1985 and has two children. You can learn more about his writing and practice and submit your own question to Double Take at or follow his advice for parents and teens on Twitter at @wescrenshawphd.

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