“Adolescence is an intense period that reshuffles the cards in family relationships but is often far from the feared cataclysm. Setting rules in a climate of trust is useful to get through this time more serenely, say several studies.”

In an interview with Le Temps, Grégoire Zimmermann (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland) discusses about the way in which negative representations of adolescence may influence our parenting, as well as about the importance of rule-setting and autonomy support in parenting. You can read or download the interview with Le Temps (in French). Or you can read more about negative representations of adolescence and the importance of rule-setting.