Family & society: How to talk to your teen
Getting through the teenage years is all about education - for the parents every bit as much as for the child. Justine Delaney Wilson reports.
‘The concerns of teens are still the same as always: to fit in, to be accepted, to be liked,” says Dr Mark Smyth, a senior clinical psychologist who specialises in working with adolescents and young people in Dublin. “But it’s certainly far more complicated now, and harder for them than for previous generations.
“Working with teenagers now is like trying to do a 100-piece jigsaw without having the picture on...
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