Positive Parenting Your Teens

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Fawcett Columbine, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 412 pages
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DOES YOUR TEENAGER . . .
. . . appear self-centered and disrespectful?
. . . refuse to cooperate with chores?
. . . choose friends who exert a bad influence?
. . . know the difference between a risk and an adventure?
. . . spend too much time on the Internet?
. . . seem stressed by the pressures of friendships and school work?
. . . suffer from low self-esteem and poor body image?
Raising teenagers today is enormously challenging. But our teenagers can be wonderful--if we parents understand their special needs and know how to channel their boundless energy and creativity. Positive Parenting Your Teens gives you techniques that emphasize cooperation, active listening, and mutual respect. This handbook

Pinpoints problems in alphabetically arranged entries
Spells out exactly what you can do to help
Provides sample dialogue to guide you in "talking through" each problem immediately
Details preventive measures to incorporate into your day-to-day parenting
Explains when to back off and when and how to seek outside help

Whether they're struggling with dating, homework, drugs or alcohol, battling depression, or challenging traditional values and standards, our teenagers need the support, love, and stability that only parents can give. This wise and easy-to-use volume offers parents quick, clear, workable strategies not only for surviving but for enjoying the teenage years.

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Contents

Parties 272
1
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TEEN YEARS
7
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
16
Copyright

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