What Your Teen is Trying to Tell You

Stella O'Malley

Leading psychotherapist Stella O’Malley understands difficult teenagers: not only does she work with them in her therapy practice, but she was one herself. Here she offers indispensable and judgment-free advice on dealing with the often volatile and difficult teenage years. This invaluable resource is full of tips on how to handle your adolescent’s feelings, ways to help them negotiate the sometimes rocky path to adulthood, and practical information on how to support them through mental health problems, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use and friendship challenges.

Here you will find:

• Ways to talk so your teen will listen, and how to listen so they will talk

• Advice on dealing with issues around technology

• Tips on helping your teen overcome perfectionism, body confidence concerns and coming to terms with their emerging sexuality

• Approaches to establishing boundaries and positive family dynamics

This is an essential resource manual for parents who want to be able to tune into what their teenager is really trying to tell them and work with them to create an enjoyable family atmosphere for everyone. Above all it is a book about connection and the ways in which parents can maintain that crucial link with their teens.


ISBN: 9781800752542

Published: March 23, 2023


ISBN: 9781800752559

Published: March 23, 2023



Stella O’Malley

Stella O’Malley is a psychotherapist, writer, public speaker and parent, with many years’ experience working as a mental health professional. Her three books, Cotton Wool Kids, Bully-Proof Kids and Fragile have all been bestsellers in Ireland. Born in Dublin, she now lives in County Offaly with her husband and two children and runs her private practice.