Many of the families I am working with right now are preparing for one of the most significant milestones in the life of the adolescent?going away to college. There are several stages of logistical, emotional and psychological preparation inherent in this transitional time, which begins with the college application process.
?I used to know what to do to make her feel better?now everything I say or do is wrong. It?s like I?m the enemy.?
?It?s as if I don?t even know him anymore?like he?s a stranger to me?.?
These are just a few of the comments I have heard from parents of the most wonderful, complex, dynamic (and utterly maddening) patients I have the pleasure of working with: Teenagers.