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Why Smart Teens Hurt: Helping Adolescents Cope with the Consequences of Intelligence (Teenage psychology, Teen depression and anxiety)

Why Smart Teens Hurt: Helping Adolescents Cope with the Consequences of Intelligence (Teenage psychology, Teen depression and anxiety)

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Get the Inside Scoop on Teenage Psychology

Our teens are our future so it’s only right that we invest in understanding them! This guide book provides solutions to improve teenage issues and interpersonal communication. 

Helpful guide to understanding teenage psychology. In Why Smart Teens Hurt, Dr. Eric Maisel, best-selling author of Why Smart People Hurt, and one of the world’s leading experts on the issues of childhood, shares a unique exploration of the teen problems adolescents face. Maisel guides us on what it’s like to inhabit the racing, often troubled realm of teenage psychology, and he provides powerful strategies to help parents and smart teens alike.

Healthy ways to address teenage issues. Teen parenting books usually look at teenagers as objects. But Why Smart Teens Hurt empowers parents to be empathetic towards their teens while also understanding the struggles of adolescence and teenage behavior. Parents will gain a new level of understanding and a new appreciation of their smart teen’s reality.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • A comprehensive breakdown of teenage psychology
  • Strategies and solutions to help your smart teen reach their full potential
  • A uniquely crafted reading experience for both parents and teens


If you liked books such as Smart but Scattered TeensFocus and Thrive, oScattered to Focused, you’ll love Why Smart Teens Hurt.

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  • Eric Maisel

    Eric Maisel, a retired family therapist and active creativity coach, is the author of 50+ books and developer of the philosophy of life known as kirism.

    In 2020 Unleashing the Artist Within, The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives, Lighting the Way, and The Power of Daily Practice appeared.

    In 2021, Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients, The Great Book of Journaling, and Redesign Your Mind appeared.

    Dr. Maisel, widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach, has writing extensively on the challenges of the creative life. His books in this area include Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within, Creative Recovery, The Van Gogh Blues, and Mastering Creative Anxiety.

    His books specifically for writers include Deep Writing, Write Mind, Living the Writer’s Life, A Writer’s Space, A Writer’s Paris, and A Writer’s San Francisco.

    Dr. Maisel also writes extensively in the areas known as critical psychology and critical psychiatry, where he is a thought-leader and advocate for significant shifts in mental health paradigms and practices.

    His books in this area include Rethinking Depression (New World Library), The Future of Mental Health (Routledge), and Humane Helping (Routledge).

    Among his other books for mental health professionals are Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed and Different Children, 60 Innovative Cognitive Strategies for the Bright, the Sensitive and the Creative, and Helping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings and Partners, all from Routledge.

    Dr. Maisel leads workshops for writers online and around the world in locations like London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, Rome and Prague. He writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today (with 3 million views) and three weekly blogs for The Good Men Project, including “Redesign Your Mind” and “Kirism Today.”

    Dr. Maisel trains creativity coaches, runs support groups for creativity coaches, and provides keynotes for organizations like the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry. He divides his time between Walnut Creek, California, where he and his wife live, and Belmont, California, where his grandkid babysitting skills are required.

    You can visit Dr. Maisel at, contact him at, subscribe to his weekly newsletter at, and be automatically notified about his new blog posts at