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A Parent's Guide to Surviving Adolescence

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Carl E. Pickhardt Ph.D., Dr. Jann Gumbiner, Susan M. Heim

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Getting through adolescence is as hard for parents as it is for teens--maybe harder. First you have to deal with losing the wonderful loving child you once had. Then you have to do battle with this new stranger. Finally, you have to embrace a new independent young adult who may have little time for you. Loss, conflict and acceptance are all part of the process. Learn how to cope.

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Behind the Wheel: Is Your Teen Really Ready to Drive?

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Robert Foss, Ph.D., Susan M. Heim, Jerry Blumengarten

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Today many teens and parents believe that driving is a right, automatically acquired as soon as the law allows. However, our guests suggest that the teen brain is fundamentally unprepared for driving and that parents need to be able to determine whether their teen is ready. In this segment he offer tips for safely putting your teen behind the wheel.

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Normal Teen Drama or the Onset of Serious Mental Health Issues?

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. Michael Strober, Kathryn Stamoulis, PhD., Nancy Blair

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Teen drama and extreme emotional highs and lows are all part of normal adolescent development. So how do we distinguish typical teen behavior from more serious mental disorders in the making? Our guests offer some guidance.

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The Unique Challenges Hispanic Teens Face

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Sula Goldenberg, Dr. Margarita Jimenez-Silva

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Legal Hispanic teens face a variety of issues that come out of being bicultural and often bilingual. In this segment our guests discuss some of these issues and offer guidance to parents on helping Hispanic teens navigate this precarious stage of life.

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This Is Your Teen on Steroids

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. Joel Brenner, Kathryn Stamoulis

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Legal supplements, like protein powders and vitamins, as well as illegal supplements, like steroids are readily available to teens. What are the signs that your teen is taking supplements? What are the dangers? What are the basics you need to know?

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