Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager? Wasn’t easy, was it? Teens today have so much up against them with more sophisticated distractions than we did.

Parenting a teen is a special season to navigate, so I’ve invited Dr. Dawn Montgomery to help us understand what teenagers need from us as parents, and how we can practically connect with them in real ways.

Dr. Montgomery is a clinical psychologist and specializes in marriage & family therapy. She runs a private practice in downtown Honolulu. To request an appointment, email:

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Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include, reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more of her posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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