Building Block 4

Development Stages of Parenting and Family Life
Building Block 4: Working with Families with Adolescents
Items in the Research Summary
  • What makes life with teenagers sometimes so hard? Researchers sum it up in one word: identity. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Adolescents' need for sleep is well-documented but continues as a source of friction between adult and teen worlds. [Go directly to this item.]    
  • Other nearly-universal needs of adolescents sometimes challenge parents. Parenting and family professionals can explain to parents the bases of these needs and offer strategies for meeting the teen half-way. [Go directly to this item.]