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Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling

Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety


Chicken Little is a comprehensive guide for parents who want to raise emotionally healthy, resilient adolescents in a time of great stress where anxiety and mental health disorders are epidemic.

Adolescence has always been a complicated and turbulent time for parents and kids, and many parents throw up their hands in frustration. In these times of great stress for our kids, resilience is not a given. The epidemic of mental health disorders and breakdowns in adolescents has made parenting even more challenging. 

Contrary to popular belief, parents can still have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of their adolescent child. Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling helps parents not to panic and offers them the tools they need to navigate this tumultuous time of change and help create a continuing deep connection with their child. Covering topics such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, and addiction, it shows parents how they can prevent and recognize mental health disorders as well as provides compassionate and practical advice on how to address these issues if they occur.

Erica Komisar, LCSW is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. A graduate of Georgetown and Columbia University and The Contemporary Freudian Society, Ms. Komisar is a psychological consultant bringing parenting workshops to schools, clinics, corporations, and childcare settings.

Erica is also author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters and has appeared on major media networks such as CBS, ABC, FOX and NPR. She is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Daily News and FOX 5 NY. She is a contributing editor for the Institute for Family Studies.

  • Publisher: Health Communications Inc EB (October 5, 2021)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780757324017