How To Help Your Teen Through A Tough Spot

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How To Help Your Teen Through A Tough Spot

Today, we're answering a question from a brilliant and understanding parent on the show. Her son has a friend who is transitioning, and she wants to know how to best support her son, who is supporting a friend.

Ginni and Jo break down what this parent is doing right, and clear up some misconceptions around teens transitioning.



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Hosts: Dr Ginni Mansberg & Jo Lamble

Find a copy of The New Teen Age here: 

Producer: Elissa Ratliff

Audio Engineer: Leah Porges

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