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The Angst of Adolescence: How to Parent Your Teen and Live to Laugh About It, written in an informative, humorous and relatable style, promises to be a trustworthy resource for parents of teens who are searching for answers and guidance about how to maneuver their way through this tricky developmental period. Dr. Sara Villanueva, a prominent psychologist specializing in the adolescent years, shares relevant research findings so that parents can be informed of the facts as opposed to making assumptions based on ubiquitous but questionable sources. Most of all, it will provide parents of teenagers some perspective in the midst of adolescent angst so they can come away with the sense that they are not alone. Villanueva asserts that despite the challenges involved in parenting teens, we should take time to focus on the positives through the tough adolescent years so that we emerge on the other side with friendship and a deeper bond. She shares both research-based and first-hand advice on how to navigate the teen years and live to laugh about it.

SARA VILLANUEVA, PHD is a Professor of Psychology at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. As a developmental psychologist and a mother of four children (three past adolescence)  she shares first hand, real-life experiences of the perilous joys of raising teens. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MS and PhD from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Her area of specialization is in Adolescent Development with a specific focus on Parent-Adolescent Relationships and parenting from various cultural perspectives. In addition she has published many articles and given several presentations to both academic and professional organizations around the globe.

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