Founded in 1998 by adolescent specialist Michael Y. Simon, Practical Help for Parents was developed to support the people who work daily with teens. PHFP provides: informative, entertaining, research-based workshops & presentations to high school & middle school parents, faculty, staff and administrators; parent consultation and support groups; program development and consultation to mental health professionals, policymakers, and schools/ school districts and; access to online resources like the PHFP Newsletter, Practical Help Tip Sheets, PHFP Parenting Blog and other web-based resources all organized by 10 Key Parenting areas.


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Learn about this 2013 Reader Views award-winning parenting book! No two teens are the same or require the same approach — learn how every parent, educator and mental health professional can respond to that challenge. An “approximate,” practice-based approach to parenting matches the way teens—and all children—learn about and adapt to their world.