October 26, 2021

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Pediatricians Debunk 13 Myths About Parenting Teens | Debunked

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Pediatrician Blair Hammond and developmental psychologist Aliza Pressman debunk 13 myths about parenting teens. They talk about how adolescence doesn’t end at 18, why teens tend to be risk-takers, and how authoritative parenting can help guide teens with their social media and video game use. They also cover more sensitive topics of depression, suicide, and eating disorders, emphasizing how parental guidance and outside resources can support affected teens.

Hammond is a general pediatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a cofounding director and the director of medical education for the Mount Sinai Parenting Center. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/blair-s-hammond

Pressman is a developmental psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a cofounding director and the director of clinical programming for the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, and she also has a podcast called "Raising Good Humans," where she covers all things parenting. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.draliza.net/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Eating Disorders Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

Timecodes:
00:00 Intro
00:59 Adolescence starts at 13 and ends at 18
01:47 All teenagers are risk-takers who want to try drugs and alcohol
02:51 Strict parents raise well-behaved children
03:57 Teens are addicted to social media
04:44 Playing certain sports can make your teen grow taller
05:27 Playing video games will rot your teen’s brain
06:26 Teens don’t need to take vitamins
07:20 My teen purposely pushes my buttons
08:05 Parents shouldn’t talk to their kid about sex
09:38 Being "depressed" is a natural part of being a teenager
11:33 Teens are lazy
12:06 Only girls struggle with eating disorders
13:16 "Boys will be boys"

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Pediatricians Debunk 13 Myths About Parenting Teens | Debunked

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