Raising Teens

Young Adult Development

Two groundbreaking projects highlight the stages of development from childhood to adulthood, as well as the research-based ways in which parents can help.

The adolescent and young adult years present daunting challenges for both parents and professionals, who often face conflicting advice on how and when to protect or let go.

This website features highlights from two projects that have gathered and analyzed hundreds of research studies and identified key areas of consensus among the experts on Raising Teens and Young Adult Development.

Spearheaded by A. Rae Simpson, PhD, the two projects have been widely praised for their clear and accurate, bottom-line messages about what really matters most in these critical transition years.