Helping Our Pre-Teens and Teens Thrive: Parenting Strategies for the Adolescent Years

April 29, 2024

Being a parent of pre-teens and teens is not always easy. Learn 7 tips that you can use with adolescents to manage stress, foster deeper connection, and build resilience.

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Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH

Dr. Abraham is a board-certified pediatrician, adolescent medicine specialist and chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Over the last 25 years, she has held a variety of clinical, teaching, public health and leadership roles including serving as Chief of Adolescent Medicine at both Georgetown University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Dr. Abraham has a passion for education and is the recipient of several faculty teaching awards. Dr. Abraham’s clinical interests include eating disorders, obesity prevention and supporting cross-cultural youth. She has published her research in a number of peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics and the Journal of Adolescent Medicine. She is also a TEDx speaker, the author of the book Raising Global Teens: Parenting in the 21st Century, and a health contributor to media outlets including CNN, NPR, Fox News, and the Washington Post. Dr. Abraham is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at George Washington University. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Association of Adolescent Health and a board member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

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