Summer Reading Guide for Parents of Teens

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Teenagers | 0 comments

If you are parenting a teen, it might be time to trade in your beach reads for something with more insight and substance.  These are some of my favorite books that will empower parents of teens with a helpful perspective and strategies to make parenting easier!  Whether you have a preteen or soon-to-be adult, you will find guidance and reassurance in these books.  


Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour


This is one of my go-to guides for parenting teens. It is a must-read for parents of teenage girls! It will help you better understand, connect, and grow with your daughter. 


Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety by Dr. John Duffy 


Depression and anxiety are on the rise for teens. In this book, Dr. Duffy dives into common mental health problems and details when parents need to be concerned.  He also addresses how technology and social media impact teens’ mental health.  


Power Up Your Parenting: A Practical Guide for Parenting Preteen and Teen Girls by Erica Rood


My book is a quick and insightful read, packed with practical parenting advice for dealing with some of the most common teen challenges.


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dan Siegal 


This book will help you understand how the teen brain functions and how to parent in a way that supports optimal development.  You will see your teen differently after reading this book. 


The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt


This is not a parenting book, but it takes a thought-provoking look at happiness, a quality every parent wishes for their teen.  The wisdom in this book can absolutely be applied to parenting and guiding teens toward happiness.

Becoming Me While Raising You by Kim Muench 

Kim’s personal story is raw and honest.  She will inspire parents to reflect on their core beliefs and parenting approach in order to have personal and parenting breakthroughs!

Happy Reading!


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