Drawing on the latest scientific studies of adolescents, Laurence Steinberg, a professor of psychology at Temple University, offers this advice for the parents of teens:
1. WHAT YOU DO MATTERS
Many parents mistakenly believe that by the time children have become teenagers, there's nothing more a parent can do. Wrong. Studies clearly show that good parenting continues to help teenagers develop in healthy ways, stay out of trouble and do well in school.
2. YOU CAN'T BE TOO LOVING
Don't hold back when it comes to pouring on the praise and showing physical affection. There is no evidence that adolescents...