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.


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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Serving Bay Area, California and nationally


Tel. (510) 867-3800

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