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In November 2019, LSS Welcomed B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D. and Anthony Rostain, M.D.

The Stressed Years of Their Lives:

Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During their College Years

By B. Janet Hibbs, M.F.T., Ph.D. & Anthony Rostain, M.D., M.A.

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“The title says it all. For many, the teen years have become a high-stakes, time-starved pressure cooker of stress, fear, perfectionism, over-achievement, overdoing and, for many parents, over-involvement. For anyone hoping to navigate these turbulent adolescent years and emerge on the other side with a healthy relationship to a healthy, self-aware and independent young adult, this book is for you. Chock full of practical tools, resources and the wisdom that comes with years of experience, The Stressed Years of their Lives is destined to become a well-thumbed handbook to help families cope with this modern age of anxiety.”

Brigid Schulte, award-winning journalist, nationally-bestselling author of Overwhelmed and director of the Better Life Lab at New America

Drs. Hibbs and Rostain were recently on "Fresh Air" discussing the mental health crisis currently happening on college campuses and the enormous stress today's students face. 

About the Authors

B. JANET HIBBS M.F.T., Ph.D. has held faculty positions for more than 15 years in graduate programs for psychologists and marital and family therapists, and maintains a private practice in Philadelphia. She is the author of Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage.

ANTHONY ROSTAIN, M.D., M.A., is a nationally recognized expert in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and practices “lifespan neurodevelopmental psychiatry” at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and in the Department of Psychiatry of Penn Medicine. He was Co-Chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare from 2014-2016.

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