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Boundaries with Teens : When to Say Yes, How to Say No

0310259576


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Book Description
Helping Your Teen Be Responsible and Responsive

The teen years can be challenging and even scary for parents and those involved with youth. Attitudes and behaviors of the adolescent can be unhealthy for him and for the family. However, good boundaries are the bedrock of not only better relationships, but also maturity, safety, and growth—especially for teens and their parents. In order to help teenagers grow into healthy adults, parents and youth workers need to help them experience how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives.

Dr. John Townsend, coauthor of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries, is a parent of two teenagers himself. With wisdom and empathy, he applies his biblically based principles to bear on the challenging task of the teen years,...


Parenting Your Out-Of-Control Teenager
Scott P. Sells
0312303017
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
For parents who have tried everything but still have teens who are out of control, Bradley's Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! is a funny, blunt, and reassuring book. Philadelphia psychologist Bradley approaches the subject from the viewpoint that teens are, well, a little nuts; using current brain research, he points out that the most sophisticated parts of the mind are not developed until the end of adolescence ergo, the acting out, mood swings, ADHD, depression, suicide, anorexia, etc. The basic premise is that parents are still the most influential force in their kids' lives and that the old rules of parenting are not only unhelpful but destructive. Adults must take the blame for ignoring rampant alcohol addictions among teens, allowing sex to saturate culture so much that kids don't even know what intimacy ...


Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall : A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager
Anthony E. Wolf
0374528535
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
This is a survival guide for parents who find themselves marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen. Area maps cover the obvious ground--there are chapters on school, sex, suicide, and so on--but it's the title of Chapter 2, "What They Do and Why," that best captures the book's spirit and technique. Anthony Wolf's modus operandi is not so much to make pronouncements about what parents should do, as to explain adolescent behavior in a way that's bound to leave parents with a changed view of the plausible options. Wolf is a clinical psychologist, and his writing is clear--even witty--and he doesn't resort to jargon. The expository text is punctuated with snatches of illustrative dialogue, which serve as concrete examples and help parents learn how to see, anticipate, and avoid "bad strategies." (One key...


Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood
Koren Zailckas
0143036475
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This isn't just one girl's story of sneaking drinks in junior high, creeping out for night-long keg parties in high school and binge-drinking weeknights and weekends through college—it's also a valuable cautionary tale. At 24 (her present age), Zailckas gave up drinking after a decade of getting drunk, having blackouts and experiencing brushes with comas, date rape and suicide. She weaves disturbing statistics (from Harvard School of Public Heath studies and elsewhere) into her memoir: most girls will have their first drink by age 12, and will have the experience of being drunk by 14; teenage girls drink as much as their male peers, but their bodies process it badly (they get drunk faster, stay drunk longer and are more likely to die of alcohol poisoning); and date rape and booze go...


Teenagers Learn What They Live
Dorothy Law Nolte
0761121382
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Following up on their first parenting manual (Children Learn What They Live) Nolte, a teacher, and Harris, a psychotherapist, here turn their attention to the difficult years of adolescence. Like the earlier work, each chapter is inspired by a line in a poem written by Nolte ("If teenagers live with failure they learn to give up"; "If teenagers live with too many rules, they learn to get around them"). The same philosophy-that teens, as well as children, are guided more by what parents do than by what they say-also holds sway here. Many examples of how a good parent-child relationship fostered in the early years will help teens better navigate the tricky waters of adolescence are provided. According to the authors, parents should set standards of behavior but recognize that they cannot and should not always...


Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall : A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager
Anthony E. Wolf
155927820X
December 2002
Compact Disc
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Book Review
This is a survival guide for parents who find themselves marooned among volatile and incomprehensible aliens on Planet Teen. Area maps cover the obvious ground--there are chapters on school, sex, suicide, and so on--but it's the title of Chapter 2, "What They Do and Why," that best captures the book's spirit and technique. Anthony Wolf's modus operandi is not so much to make pronouncements about what parents should do, as to explain adolescent behavior in a way that's bound to leave parents with a changed view of the plausible options. Wolf is a clinical psychologist, and his writing is clear--even witty--and he doesn't resort to jargon. The expository text is punctuated with snatches of illustrative dialogue, which serve as concrete examples and help parents learn how to see, anticipate, and avoid "bad strategies." (One key...


Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens
Don C. Dinkmeyer
0785414681
May 1998
Paperback
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Andrea Rothenberg, Director, Health Education, New York
...simple, clear, but not condescending.

Doug Haugsby, Information Services Support Supervisor, Florida
Examples are real-life situations that parents in my community can relate to.

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The Everything Parenting a Teenager Book
Linda Sonna
1593370350
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Slamming doors. Staying out past curfew. Failing grades. The teen years can be the most difficult years of growing up - for both the parents and the child. The Everything Parenting a Teenager Book is a survival guide for parents looking for a little advice and understanding. This authoritative book, written by child psychologist Dr. Linda Sonna, helps parents navigate the emotional teens years, when "no" means "yes" and "I'm fine" means, "help me." In reader-friendly language, Dr. Sonna offers advice on everything from establishing curfews and handing over the car keys to coping with the more serious issues, such as substance abuse and school violence. This timely new parenting book provides professional advice on: Building self-esteem Communicating effectively Learning to let go Setting limits and enforcing...


Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
Rosalind Wiseman (Author)
1400047927
March 4, 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wiseman (Defending Ourselves: Prevention, Self-Defense, and Recovery from Rape), offers parents a guide to navigating the adolescent landscape. Acting as a liaison between "Girl World" and "Planet Parent," Wiseman helps parents understand their daughters' friendships, the power of cliques and the roles of girls within them (including Queen Bee, Sidekick, Torn Bystander, Messenger and Target). She outlines parenting styles (from "The Lock-Her-in-a-Closet Parent" to "The Loving-Hard-Ass Parent") and offers tips on talking to teens ("Don't use the slang your daughter uses"). The second half concentrates on boys, sex and drugs as well as what to do if your daughter needs professional help. Within each chapter, "Check Your Baggage" sections challenge parents to recognize their own biases and remember what it was like...


Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)
Gavin de Becker
0440509009
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Be warned: In many ways this is a terrifying book. It deals with a subject--violence against children--that most of us never want to consider. But, as Gavin de Becker stresses, such situations, though rare, can occur, so all parents must deal with the facts in order to protect their children properly. De Becker's aim is to create awareness of potential dangers and provide parents with the knowledge necessary for prevention and control. As he emphatically states in Protecting the Gift, much of this knowledge is already hard-wired in the form of intuition: "This natural ability is deep, brilliant, powerful. Nature's greatest accomplishment, the human brain, is stunningly efficient when its host is at risk, but when one's child is at risk, it moves to a whole new level, one we can justifiably call miraculous." The trick, he...


Raising Great Kids Workbook for Parents of Teenagers
Henry Cloud
0310234379
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
When kids hit their teens, their character unfolds in increasingly consequential ways. Your job as a parent is far from done! During those stormy teenage years from ages 13 to 19, your child needs your help in developing traits that are vital to his or her future well-being: connection, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life.

Based on Raising Great Kids, the Raising Great Kids Workbook for Parents of Teenagers is filled with self-tests, discussion material, exercises, and practical applications that can help you turn key concepts into a natural way of parenting. Look at it as your parents’ navigation guide for helping your son or daughter make the transition to adulthood safely and successfully.

What Does It Take to Raise Great Kids? Conflicting opinions may...


The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
Gary D. Chapman
1881273393
March 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This well-known Christian writer of similar books for children and married couples knows a lot about connecting with teenagers. After a great background survey on teens and contemporary culture, Chapman outlines the basic challenges for this age group with uncommon clarity. He considers the dynamics of identity searching, sexual upheaval and bonding, the importance of limits, and he provides a lot of thoughtful ideas about communicating love. He's an enjoyable speaker--comfortable, earnest, helpful, and patient. Overall, Chapman uses the commonsense wisdom of his pastoral background, more than biblical authority, to support his suggestions. This is a sweeping and appealing lesson that all parents of teens should hear. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine ...


Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting
Jane Nelsen
076152181X
January 2000
Paperback
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Review
Positive Parenting for Those Important Teen Years

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Positive Parenting for Those Important Teen Years

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Parenting Teenagers for Positive Results
Jim Burns
076441304X
Jan 2001
VHS Video
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Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent
Janet Sasson Edgette
0399527893
August 6, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...offers peace-making strategies for parents who don't know where to turn...for every parent who's screamed, "what am I going to do with you?" - this book finally provides the answer

About the Author
Janet Sasson Edgette has been a practicing clinical psychologist for the last fifteen years, providing services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She speaks nationally to mental health professionals on adolescent therapy, and has written for several professional publications including Family Therapy Networker.


Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Coping with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Rule -- or Ruin --Your Child's Life
Rosalind Wiseman
1400083001
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
8 Things You'll Learn from Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads

Rosalind Wiseman was gracious enough to give us a sneak peek at the advice found in her new book, and we're kind enough to share. So, if you've ever found yourself in any of the following situations, Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads is the book for you: 1. Your kid, who attends every practice diligently, gets lots of "pine time" on the bench, while other kids who aren't nearly as good get more play time. Should you say anything to the coach?

2. Your daughter fights with her best friend, who shuts her out of the clique. The best friend's Mom says, "I really think the girls should work it out, don't you?"

3. An angry father shouts down the principal at the PTA meeting, saying, "I know I speak for all parents...


Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together
Jay McGraw
0743224698
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Parents, do you know the names of your teen's three closest friends? And teens, do you know what your parents are putting most of their energy into right now? Twenty-two-year-old Jay McGraw, bestselling author of Life Strategies for Teens and son of another bestselling author, Phillip C. McGraw, a.k.a. Dr. Phil, wants parents and teens to find the answers to these questions and begin to bridge the familial gap. With the same fresh-faced, upbeat energy he displayed in his first book, Jay McGraw dispels myths, finds antidotes to "parent poisons," defuses "teenage land mines," and offers a refresher course in teen and parent dos and don'ts. McGraw comes from a unique perspective: a young man barely out of his teens himself, he also has grown up steeped in the tough-love life strategies training and wisdom of his father. Using...


Parenting Teenagers
Lois Leiderman Davitz
0809141000
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A no-nonsense guide for parents Being a parent to a teenager can often be an overwhelming job. Longtime psychologists, educators, and parents Lois and Joel Davitz offer sound advice and reassurance in this book that focuses on some of the major concerns and questions that parents have today. The issues are unflinchingly honest and the answers are not simple; they are, however, right on the mark. This engaging book: --draws on the authors' experience as parents, not just as professionals. --can be picked up and read a section at a time whenever one has a free moment. --is compassionate, humorous and above all, hopeful in tone.

About the Author
Lois Leiderman Davitz and Joel R. Davitz are retired faculty members from Teachers College, Columbia University. They have authored...


Come Back : A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back
Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine
0060792167
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A nightmarish saga of a teenage runaway in L.A. ends triumphantly thanks to love and support from her screenwriter mom and stepdad. At 15, Mia gets involved in a dangerous drug and Wicca scene, stunning her successful, controlling mother, Claire, and stepfather, Paul. But the signs were in place earlier, after Mia's history of being sexually abused by her biological father, a violent, vindictive drug user whom Claire left with difficulty. Sent to Indiana to live with Claire's sister, Mia starts using cocaine heavily and even gets arrested. When the destructive behavior (including self-mutilation) accelerates, Claire and Paul send Mia to the unlikely Morava Academy, in the Czech Republic, a kind of Spartan military institution where 50 teens are rigorously monitored and reprogrammed. Meanwhile, back in L.A., the...


WHY Do They Act That Way : A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
David Walsh, Nat Bennett
0743260775
May 24, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A powerful, practical book on the teenage brain. Walsh is a storyteller with the gifts of simplicity and clarity. This book is an easy read, but its message is fresh, nuanced, and important. I recommend it to all parents who ask themselves, 'Why do they act this way?'"-- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia
"You'll finish it feeling as if you've just had coffee with someone who is not only entertaining and enlightening but who knows exactly how it feels to be the mom or dad of a twenty-first-century teen."-- Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., author of Surviving Ophelia
"Parents will find the book immensely informative,reassuring, and useful. I highly recommend it!"-- Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

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Rage, Rebellion & Rudeness
G. Scott Wooding
155041755X
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
For caring and concerned parents everywhere, Dr. G. Scott Wooding examines teenager behavior, explains the reasons why teenagers act the way they do, and provides clear and practical solutions for dealing with teenage sons and daughters in today’s complex world.

About the Author
One of North America’s leading authorities on the parenting of teenagers, Dr. G. Scott Wooding holds an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and bachelor degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph. In private practice, Dr. Wooding is a specialist in parenting problems and stress management.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Sean Covey
0743258150
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This edition specially printed for a Barnes & Noble Books of Simon & Schuster. Full size hardcover


Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds Hands control back to parents... a great resourace
Thomas W. Phelan
1889140082
January 1998
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Surviving Your Adolescents: How To Manage And Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds gives a step-by-step approach that will help end hassles and offer concrete solutions. In its pages readers will learn the differences between teens and parents, how to evaluate the seriousness of their problems, exactly what problems require professional attention, what problems require "letting go", the Four Cardinal Sins (what not to do!), five ways to improve the parent-teen relationship, what role to take (Observer, Advisor, Negotiator, Director), tactics to combat testing and manipulation, and guidelines for common specific problems. Concise and encouraging, Surviving Your Adolescents does not assume that parents of teens have infinite amounts of time, energy or patience. Thomas Phelan's message is clear: parents are neither...


The Parenting Crisis
Dr G. Scott Wooding
1550418432
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
While most adults have the maturity and experience needed to deal with stress, children do not, writes bestselling author Dr. G. Scott Wooding in The Parenting Crisis, and they are showing the effects of stress in both their health and in their everyday behavior. And whether it manifests itself as temper tantrums, bullying, aggression and violence, or emerges in the form of obesity, drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse, recent studies suggest that the stress levels facing young people today are not only greater than at any time in history, but that our failure to recognize and eliminate these stresses has become the number one impediment to healthy parenting. The author of Rage, Rebellion and Rudeness and Hear Me, Hug Me, Trust Me points out that while adults are well aware that stress can increase the risk of heart...


Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying
Michael Riera
0738208450
April 15, 2003
Paperback
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Mothering July-August 2003
"The always-on-target Michael Riera, Ph.D, offers sound, compassionate guidance on relating to adolescents."

Metapsychology March 2004
"Riera does an excellent job...Really helpful at times when [you] feel somewhat at a loss."

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How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk
Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
0060741252
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
With parenting audios like this, one never knows whether to relax and enjoy or start taking notes. The two parenting celebrities are in rare form--reading alternately and being thoroughly comforting in a wise-woman sort of way. If you and your teen hate each other, they'll reassure you that you're not alone and that this too shall pass. The message is that predictable structure and high expectations are important and that time for uncritical sharing is essential. Delivering exactly what it promises, this audio is a mature lesson that will both relax and stimulate anyone going through the running-on-ice experience of raising a teenager. T.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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