Monday, July 31, 2017

Coming Soon! Raising Teens in a New Country Handbook!

The teen years are a time when children learn important lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into adults. This can be exiting and scary for both parents and teens. It can be especially challenging for families who are also adjusting to being in a new country.

This book will cover topics that often come up in families raising teenagers in the U.S.
  • Belonging/Identity 
  • Discipline 
  • Friends 
  • Bullying 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Dating 
  • School Engagement 
  • Community/Social Engagement 
  • Online Safety 
  • Drugs/Alcohol 
  • Driving 
  • Higher Education 
  • Adult Living Skills

Created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S., and for service providers working with newcomer families, the topics will be divided into sections with separate information for parents and for teens. We hope parents and their teens will read the book together and then talk about the topics and issues—sharing their opinions and asking each other questions.

If your family has struggled with these issues, you are not alone. Every parent worries for their children and most teens face these issues!


  1. Hello! When will this be available?

    1. We expect this to be available by the end of November! An annoucement will be sent over our listserv. If you aren't signed up, you can sign up here: