Marian Pobee is a wife, mother, pediatrician, author and entrepreneur. After her father died at a very young age, Marian was raised by her single mom, together with her four siblings in Ghana, West Africa. Marian relocated to the US in 1990 to become a pediatrician. Her career began in Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
She personally recognized the challenges that parents faced, raising teenagers whilst sometimes working, and taking care of the home, and knows the particular difficulties faced by single parents, since she was raised by one.
During her career as a pediatrician, Marian was struck by the breakdown in communication that occurs between parents and children during the teenage years, and the often devastating results that occur.
She also realized that her teenage patients were very comfortable sharing information with her that they could not share with their parents, and she became committed to helping parents bridge that gap in communication.
Teenagers need and appreciate parental guidance and want their parents to be their role models, even if they act like they don’t. They will listen to you, if you actually take the time to talk to them
As Marian always says, “You better talk to your teens, because if you don’t someone else will and you won’t like what they have to say.” They want to live in harmony with their parents, despite occasional differences.
Marian lives with her husband and vivacious daughter. She also raised twin sons, who are very loving and responsible. They have completed college and have since moved out of home but are still very much in touch with mom and dad.
She believes in raising teens with lots of love, consistency, discipline and faith. She has a great sense of humor which endears her patients to her. She loves to read and dance, including Zumba dancing.
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