by Richard Weissbourd
Yolanda Hilario and her younger teenage son, Noel, sit in their living room in South Central Los Angeles on Dec. 15. Hilario is trying to balance guidelines and independence for her two teenage boys.
Dennis J. Provost for NPR
December 20, 2010 Parents nowadays are trying to be closer to their kids than ever before, which can make it harder to set limits. A Harvard psychologist advises parents to encourage teens' independence, but also be clear about when they cross the line and what is expected of them.
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April 7, 2009 Psychologist Richard Weissbourd contends that parents who are obsessed with their children's happiness are ignoring other important values — like goodness, empathy, appreciation and caring — that are necessary to a well-rounded personality.
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