Episode 181: Teen Achievement Anxiety and Parenting for It to Success with Dr. Dana Dorfman and Leigh Richardson

Dr. Dana DorfmanLeigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head with Leigh Richardson speaks with Dr. Dana Dorfman, lecturer, workshop facilitator, consultant and psychotherapist for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Dorfman talks about teen achievement anxiety and her debut parenting guide WHEN WORRY WORKS: How To Harness Your Parenting Stress and Guide Your Teen to Success.

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About Dr. Dana Dorfman:

Dr. Dana Dorfman, MSW, PhD, is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 30 years of experience treating adolescents and parents in her private practice, schools, and agency settings. As a passionate advocate of adolescent mental health, she is a lecturer and consultant for parenting centers, schools, and corporations.  Dr. Dorfman is regularly interviewed and quoted in the media on mental health topics and was the co-host of a parenting podcast, 2 Moms on the Couch.  Dr. Dorfman resides in NYC with her husband, her teenage daughter and son, and their beloved dog, Winnicott.

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Book: WHEN WORRY WORKS: How To Harness Your Parenting Stress and Guide Your Teen to Success (Rowman & Littlefield; February 13, 2023)

WHEN WORRY WORKS focuses on a growing issue for adolescents in America: achievement pressure. Burdened by the mounting pressures on today’s youth, parents seek ways to strike the balance between supporting their teens’ cur-rent well-being while also setting them up for future success. Eager to take action and to manage their escalating fears, parents inadvertently and unknowingly exac-erbate the problem by overlooking their own parental achievement anxiety.  

Based on 30 years of clinical practice and her own parenting experiences, Dr. Dorfman believes that when parents become aware of their individual anxieties and learn to effectively manage them, they are empowered to make value-aligned rather than worry-driven parenting decisions. Using signature frameworks and careful insights, Dr. Dorfman provides practical evidence-based strategies, exercises, and reflective parenting prompts as a roadmap for parents looking to beat perfectionism and forge better relationships with their teens.

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Leigh Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on  www.thebrainperformancecenter.com and www.leigherichardson.com. The Brain Performance Center is located in Dallas, Texas and can be reached at 214-329-9017.

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