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As a pediatrician, I often counsel teens and their parents. I love teenagers and yet, they are in a precarious position where they make choices that can affect their futures profoundly, and they are easily led into dangerous territory. They have amazing potential, they want to make their mark on the world and assert their…

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In the introduction to this book, the author remembers that “by the time I stepped down as dean at Stanford in 2012 I had interacted not only with a tremendous number of parents but with students who seemed increasingly reliant upon their parents in ways that felt, simply, off.” “Helicopter parenting” , “invasive parenting”, and…

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