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How to Deal With the Distance between Parents and Adolescent Children

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D.

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D.

Our children grow and change, not only physically but emotionally. Some parents have difficulty understanding the changes their teenager is experiencing and resist his/her need to pull away from the family and make independent decisions. In a recent interview with the national TV program Despierta America, Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., assistant professor and supervisor of Psychology trainees, NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences said that during this age classmates and friends become more important to our children and they prefer to spend more time with them.

During the segment, Dr. Del Rio-Roberts also explained how to deal with the distance between parents and adolescent children and how to reduce the communication gap with our children.

How to Deal With the Distance between Parents and Adolescent Children

How to Deal With the Distance between Parents and Adolescent Children

 

CLICK HERE to watch the full segment (in Spanish).