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Teens More and Less Empowered in 2013

Dr. Regina Lamourelle with Annie Fox, M.Ed., Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Dr. Jann Gumbiner

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2013 was a year of big challenges and accomplishments for teens. Our guests weigh in with their take on the ups and downs of 2013 and their view of the road ahead.

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Surprise, Teens Need to Daydream

Dr. Lamourelle with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Nancy Flanagan, Shannon McClintock Miller

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What teacher or parent hasn't said it, "Quit day dreaming." Turns out that teens need to daydream and allowing time for teens to reflect is actually beneficial. Learn how to do it right.

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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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