There’s a Balance

Dr. John Duffy (author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety) explains the balance of keeping in top shape physically, mentally, and emotionally.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States competes on vault during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. John Duffy, WGN News Director Ryan Burrow, and The Rewind Sports: 60’s Jerry Riles join Anna to talk about the great Simone Biles making the decision to withdraw from the individual all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health. Anna also takes your calls on the subject.

Dr. Duffy also discusses her recent CNN piece, “Your tweens and teens are lonely — and they want your help” and you can read that here.

parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety

A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.

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