Definitive guide for parents on how to help teenagers navigate life’s challenges

Book review

Stella O'Malley contends that the online world offers intimacy without vulnerability. Photo: Noel Marcantel

Mary O'Conor

The late writer and essayist Fay Weldon once wrote “The greatest advantage of not having children must be that you can go on believing that you are a nice person: once you have children , you realise how wars start.” This is quoted in psychologist Stella O’Malley’s new book What Your Teen is Trying to Tell You and will certainly ring true for many parents of teenagers.