Two Things Teenagers Need For Healthy Development (CBS News)
By : Sara Moniuszko
Source : CBS News
Teens are in the middle of a mental health crisis - but there are things parents can do to support their kids.
During an interview with CBS News' Norah O'Donnell, clinical psychologist and author of "The Emotional Lives of Teenagers" Lisa Damour shared two things all kids need for healthy development: warmth and structure.
"If you took all of the science we've done over decades in psychology for what parents can provide at home that is most supportive to young people - not just loving our kids but having them have the sense of we'd like them to is the warmth," Damour shared. "And the structure is that there are roles and predictability to family life. That really has over and over again proven to be the magic combination."