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Parenting Through Puberty [Paperback]

Mood Swings, Acne, and Growing Pains

Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP

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Puberty is tough on kids—and maybe even more so on parents! Parenting Through Puberty explains the physical and emotional changes families can expect to see in their children. Dr. Kowal-Connelly covers the nitty-gritty of children’s changing bodies and, critically, addresses the emotional toll puberty can take, covering issues of moodiness, body image, and self-esteem. Dr. Kowal-Connelly’s reassuring advice also includes ways to encourage adolescents to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle in these crucial years, with tips on exercise and nutrition.

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  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-212-5
  • Product Code: CB0107
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 246
  • Trim Size: 9 inches x 6 inches x 2 inches
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Availability: In Stock


Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP

Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician who partnered in a group practice for over 30 years. She now serves as the Director of Pediatric Clinical Quality for the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers (LIFQHC) in Nassau County. Within the American Academy of Pediatrics, she sits on the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, the Council on School Health, the Section on Obesity, as well as the Council on Communications and Media and the Section on Administration and Practice Management. Dr. Kowal-Connelly is an avid triathlete and a USAT (USA Triathlon) Level I Certified Coach and a USAT Youth & Jr. Coach. She has founded www.Healt​, a place where families and organizations can learn strategies for successful lifelong health and wellness. She is a frequent contributor to She is also the very proud mother of three grown sons. Follow her on Twitter @healthpby and @suannekowal

“This book is extremely well written and informative. I recommend this book to all parents and health care providers looking to equip themselves with the most up-to-date information about puberty.”

—Robert C. Lee, DO, MS, FAAP, associate pediatric program director, member of Bright Futures Expert Panel on Middle Childhood, NYU Winthrop Hospital

“Get a refreshing and valuable perspective along with hands-on advice about puberty, emotional changes, and all those unavoidable pitfalls of raising an adolescent.”

—Jack Levine, MD, FAAP, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

“This book is like having an “adolescence coach” to navigate you through the inevitable challenges of parenting through puberty! . . . Filled with resources, checklists, and techniques to assist with important conversations, this book is very current, relevant, and empowering!”

—Diana M. Filiano, DSW, director, child welfare training program, Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare

“This is a must read for all parents prior to or at any time during their child’s adolescence. Turn to this book again and again as every child, at different stages of development, will present his or her own unique needs.”

—Sarah Collins-Molese, BSN, MA, SNT, lead nurse, Freeport Public Schools

“Parenting Through Puberty is a must read for all parents of adolescents! . . . Learn the nuts and bolts of what children go through, both physically and socially, as you raise healthy teens.”

—Michelle Gallo, EdD, assistant superintendent, Baldwin School District

“Dr Kowal-Connelly provides parents with a resource that is easy to read, has accessible references for more information, and above all a positive approach to what can often seem a daunting period of child development.”

—Joy Connolly, director of education program services, Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.

“Parenting Through Puberty offers parents information to successfully transition their child from childhood to young adulthood.”

—Eduardo Ramirez, director for physical education, health education, health services, and athletics, Baldwin Union Free School District

“Dr Kowal-Connelly is a dedicated advocate for families. Her expert advice is conveyed through a lens of compassion and empathy.”

—Elizabeth Isakson, MD, FAAP, executive director, Docs for Tots

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has long been a source for parents on all things related to children’s health and well-being, with Kowal-Connelly’s guide fitting that mission nicely to address the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. A pediatrician and mother of three, the author has worked in a variety of roles for more than three decades: in private practice, underserved communities, as a school physician, and as a state trainer for child abuse and neglect. Among the major topics discussed here are body image, performance-enhancing substances, weight issues, sexual health, gender orientation, and chronic health conditions. Emphasis is also placed on the science behind young adult behavior, exploring how decisions are made in the teenage brain, and how basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques can alter thinking patterns. VERDICT A complete and thorough guide on key challenges parents may face with their teens.

–Library Journal

Parenting Through Puberty [Paperback]

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