Raising Resilient Adolescents with Erica Komisar
Originally recorded on March 18, 2022.
In this class, psychoanalyst and author Erica Komisar discusses the science behind raising resilient adolescents, an age group that is facing more mental distress than ever. Ms. Komisar focuses on the importance of parents to provide emotional regulation during this critical window of brain development to increase emotional security, which is the foundation of resilience to stress. There is a science behind parenting adolescents and the more parents understand, the more they can be prepared to take on the challenges of helping their children to negotiate this new age of anxiety.
Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. A graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and The New York Freudian Society, Ms. Komisar is a psychological consultant bringing parenting workshops to clinics, schools, corporations, and childcare settings. She is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Daily News. She is also a Contributing Editor to The Institute for Family Studies and appears regularly on Fox and Friends and Fox 5 News.
Be sure to check out Erica’s books:
- Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
- Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety
You can visit Erica at www.ericakomisar.com.
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