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Connections: The Available Parent

Parents might find it a frustrating challenge when they try to understand their teenagers. John Duffy's book, The Available Parent, attempts to bridge that lack of understanding, underscoring the need for parents to be available to their children. As Duffy says, a parent can be sitting next to a teenager and still not be really available. When a child feels that distance, problems can worsen. Duffy is in Rochester as a guest of the Pittsford PTSA. In studio:

  • John Duffy, author of The Available Parent
  • Trish Blake-Jones, chair, PittsfordMendon High School PTSA 
  • JoriCincotta, co-president, Pittsford District PTSA
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.