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Parenting teenagers has never been more difficult. With over forty years of combined professional experience in adolescent research and clinical practice, Jen and Jess weave their personal experiences, spiritual insight, and wisdom into a practical approach to parenting and teaching teens resilience. With stories and humor, they validate parents’ feelings while encouraging intentional connection with their youth, other parents, and God.

When our youth face heart-wrenching challenges, we can help them find resolve to keep going, to deal with life effectively, and to seek comfort in family, friends, and Jesus Christ. It’s not a matter of if, but when our youth will need a supporting arm to lean on. 

Parenting is a journey that takes patience and time, and this book comes with the assurance that as we take it one day at a time, we’ll build resilience and grow together as families and communities of faith. Parenting Teens in Stressful Times is an invaluable resource that belongs in every parent’s home!


Anyone facing the ever-daunting task of raising teenagers will find this book invaluable. Doty and Peterson masterfully blend secular and spiritual insights to teach parents how to
successfully navigate modern-day challenges. Parenting Teens in Stressful Times is a godsend to parents and church leaders alike and a sorely-needed resource in these latter-

Mark Williams, PhD & Dianna Williams
Former mission presidents in Chiclayo, Peru (2014-2017)

The expert and personalized information and strategies found in Dr. Jennifer Doty’s and Jessica Peterson’s new book, Parenting Teens in Stressful Times, is an invaluable resource for parents who are looking for real-world answers to building resilience abilities and competencies in their children. 

Victor William Harris, Ph.D., CFLE
Director of the Smart Couples Project
Family, Youth and Community Sciences
University of Florida

Appearances in the Media

Guests on the Lisa Show (timestamp 52:00) on BYU Radio

Relationship Reboot Guest: Midmorning Show, WCCO CBS Minnesota