How can we help adolescents develop skills to live well and reach their full potential? In this episode, Debbie talks to Dr. Louise Hayes, co-author of The Thriving Adolescent: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology to Help Teens Manage Emotions, Achieve Goals, and Build Connection, about her developmental approach to adolescents that moves them from surviving this challenge time to thriving.

You’ll learn about:

‧The unique developmental tasks of adolescence

‧Why adaptive risk-taking is necessary and important in adolescence

‧How the skills of Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor and Vitality (DNA-V) help adolescents develop flexible strength

‧What matters most for parents of teenagers

‧Why adolescents are sunsets…not problems to be solved

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