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Navigating the Teenage Years

Sue Saunders

Has your sweet young child morphed into a surly teenager? Are you wondering how best to guide your teenager through the turbulence of adolescence?

Navigating the Teenage Years: A Compassionate Approach is a practical and accessible guide to understanding the emotional health of teenagers and young adults. Written by a practising Human Givens psychotherapist with over 35 years’ experience in personal development training and counselling, this book will help you understand the biological and emotional changes your teenager is going through, and how best to assist them in their transition to adulthood. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the teenage brain 
  • Hormonal changes in boys and girls
  • How to communicate with teens
  • The importance of diet, exercise and sleep
  • Setting rules
  • How to manage anger and anxiety
  • School and study
  • Problem areas such as depression, bullying and addiction

Empathetic and pragmatic, Navigating the Teenage Years outlines easy-to-follow strategies for parents and teenagers, while case studies examine the root causes of common problems. Although aimed primarily at parents, Navigating the Teenage Years will also prove valuable to teenagers, students, counsellors, healthcare professionals and psychologists.

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Publication Date

August 2016


978-1-909895-64-5 (Paperback)

No. of Pages



216 xx 138



About the Author

Sue Saunders is a Human Givens psychotherapist with over 35 years’ experience in personal development training, coaching and psychotherapy. She has an MSc in Cognitive Science from University College Dublin and an MA in Human Givens Psychotherapy from Nottingham Trent University. She is a Fellow of the Human Givens Institute and chair of the HGI Registration and Professional Standards Committee. She is also a Human Givens supervisor and a tutor at the Human Givens College. She is the founder and director of the Dublin Human Givens Centre where she runs a busy private practice.