Audrey Malo / “The hardest fight to have with your teen” The New York Times parenting section

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“Pandemic conditions are at cross currents with normal adolescent development,” said Lisa Damour, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and the author of The New York Times’ Adolescence column. The most powerful forces driving development for middle and high schoolers are increased independence over time, along with being with one’s peers, Dr. Damour said, and the virus curtails both of those things.”

Audrey Malo was commissioned by The New York Times to illustrate this piece written by Jessica Grose that appears in the Parenting section of their website. AD by Deanna Donegan.