About the Author
Denise D. Witmer is the Guide for About.coms Parenting of Adolescents site. Her site and advice has been featured in US News and World Report, Better Homes and Gardens Raising Teens Magazine, and USA Today online. Ms. Witmer is trained in PET (Parent Effectiveness Training), STEP (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents), and is the mother of three children. She also completed graduate courses at Penn State University for child and social psychology.