How to Raise Resilient, Gritty, and Tolerant Teenagers
New York Times Bestselling Author Harlan Cohen

Wed., Oct. 19, 2016

From grade school through the years beyond college, life is a series of transitions for children and parents alike. Technology has made it easier than ever for parents to solve, fix, and manage as their children move from one stage of life to the next.  Today’s parents are faced with new questions: Can solving my child’s problems now create bigger problems in the future? Can fixing what’s broken today make it harder for my child to fix what’s broken tomorrow? Am I preparing my child to handle the social, emotional, physical, financial, and academic transition that is part of life in college, and beyond?  These are some of the questions 5 Simple Rules For Parents of Teens answers.

The Five Simple Rules:
Rule #1 Get comfortable with the uncomfortable
Rule #2 Don’t panic!Think people, places, and patience
Rule #3 Their struggles belong to them, but their victories belong to you (too).
Rule #4 Apply “The 24-Hour Rule”
Rule #5 Practice asking the question, “What do you think you should do?”

About Harlan Cohen: New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen offers parents a framework to help, guide, and support their children through middle school, high school, college, and the years beyond.   Harlan’s Five Simple Rules are based on research, interviews, group discussions, and visits to over 400 high school and college campuses.  

Harlan delivers actionable tools and advice parents can immediately apply.  As a parent of three young children, Harlan also shares challenges and lessons from his own life as a father and husband. He combines insightful advice with facts, stats, humor, and the latest trends to help parents empower their children to become self-advocates. Attendees will leave with a new perspective, actionable information, and tools they can immediately put into practice.

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