New York, NY — Adolescence is a notoriously complicated time for kids as well as their parents. Plus, the epidemic of mental health disorders in young people has made parenting today even more challenging. But it’s not too late. Parents of adolescents can still have a profound impact on the health and well-being of their children.
Parenting expert Erica Komisar knows the struggles many parents face as their children enter adolescence and has written a new book as a reference for anyone struggling to find answers. According to Komisar, “Although the first three years are critical to the social emotional development of children and their ability to cope with adversity, the good news is that parents have another opportunity in adolescence, due to right brain development, to have a great impact on their child’s ability to regulate their emotions and build resilience.”
Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling is a comprehensive guide that offers the tools you need as a parent to navigate tumultuous times and create a continuous, deep connection with your child. Covering topics such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues and addiction, to name just a few, it will help readers learn how to help prevent, recognize and address mental health disorders. Komisar offers compassionate and practical advice to parents on how to help their children with these issues if they occur.
The book includes important information about navigating academic and social pressure, social media and technology usage, increased social isolation, and family pressures. With Komisar’s guidance and support, parents will learn how to be beacons of hope and change, as well as how to raise emotionally healthy, resilient adolescents.
About the Author
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. As a psychological consultant, she brings parenting workshops to schools, clinics, corporations and childcare settings. She is also a contributing editor to the Institute for Family Studies. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
Erica lives in New York City with her husband and is the mother of three adolescent children.
Visit her website at: www.komisar.com.
Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Available for pre-order on Amazon.com