Todd and Cathy talk with friend Dr. John Duffy about his new book Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence They discuss alcohol, family secrets, the 5 commandments of parenting and much more.

Time Stamps

9:15 Working with teenagers
10:00 Julie
11:44 Table of contents
13:05 Go to school on teenagers
15:43 The debate
24:24 Is there one way to parent
26:30 John Duffy’s foundational parent commandments
26:45 1) Be lecture free
29:28 2) Emotional bank account
31:37 3) Ask open ended questions
33:15 4) Inform yourself
35:45 What do I talk to my friends about (James Charles)
40:36 5) Maintain precious connection
43:58 What to do when you’re beat down
47:00 Why kids don’t go to parents
49:35 Topics
50:45 Alcohol
55:02 Modeling drink & driving
59:25 Brain development
61:15 Family secrets


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