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powerful ways in which parents and families make a difference in the lives of teens. Yet, little of this knowledge has been reaching the media, policymakers, practitioners, and parents*. The Raising Teens Project aims to make the research more accessible and useful to those who work with and on behalf of parents, adolescents, and families.
The report reveals a surprising degree of consensus among experts. Based on an analysis of more than 300 research studies, the Raising Teens Project distills the major findings into Ten Tasks of Adolescent Development and Five Basics of Parenting Adolescents, including key messages and strategies for parents. Information also is provided on the special issue of Abuse of Teens.
In addition, Dr. Simpson’s Young Adult Development Project extends her research analysis to the dramatic developmental changes taking place between ages 18 and 25.
* The term “parents” is defined broadly to encompass all those adults with responsibility for raising children, whatever their biological relationship.