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September 14, 2015

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Overscheduling. Online bullying. Media pressure.

These are just a few of the pressures faced by today’s teenagers, on top of the physical and mental changes that have always made adolescence such a challenging time.

But through focusing on their children and understanding what the teenage years are really like, parents can learn to act as positive forces in their teens’ lives–without “power-parenting” or overwhelming them with expectations.

ParentKnowledgy written by our guest Melissa Cohen provides valuable advice for this time of growth within a family, with real situations and solutions for parents written in an easy-to-read and accessible manner.

Episode Segments:
Corporate Talk: Melissa Cohen

Ms. Cohen has more than twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults as a social worker and educational consultant. She aids students and families experiencing conflict and anxiety through her private practice in NYC, The Rymac Group. She discussed the challenges in talking to your teen, and how to open up the lines of communication.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Melissa Cohen
Melissa Cohen is a licensed clinical social worker, independent educational consultant, certified professional coach and Amazon bestselling author of ParentKnowledgy – A (Simple) Guide to Surviving Your Teen.

She has been in practice for more than 20 years and is dedicated to helping individuals find their own identity while managing their need for independence. Whether it is anxiety, conflict resolution, communication, self-esteem, or managing expectations, Melissa tailors her approach to each unique situation.

In addition, Melissa is a member of NASW, an Associate Member of IECA and the Founder of the not-for-profit Cohen Esophageal Cancer Initiative.

Melissa's Website