INTERVIEW. Child psychologist Klaar Hammenecker teaches parents to understand the teenage brain: “’Because I said so’, that no longer works today”

“Never mind…” is the sigh of the misunderstood teenager. It is also the title of the latest book by child psychologist Klaar Hammenecker, in which she calls for ‘not just letting it go’. With phrases that are even more common in families with teenagers than dirty socks and dog-eared books, she guides us to a world with more understanding between teenager and parent. “A 13-year-old child who realizes that mom and dad are not always right, isn’t that wonderful?”