Before It's Too Late: Why Some Kids Get Into Trouble--and what Parents Can Do about it

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Crown Publishing Group, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 230 pages
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Is it “just a phase,” or could your child be headed for serious trouble?


If you sense that your child is seriously troubled, you may feel bewildered, helpless, ineffective. How can you stop your child from throwing away his or her life? How can you avoid thinking that you’ve failed as a parent? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the classic guide Before It’s Too Late, clinical psychologist Stanton E. Samenow explains how to break the useless cycle of blame and take corrective action. Topics include:

* How to understand the personality of the antisocial child
* How to tell the difference between a “phase” and a pattern of misbehavior
* How to identify the seven common manifestations of antisocial behavior
* How to cope more effectively as the parent of an older antisocial child
* How to avoid the six common mistakes that prevent parents from taking action
* How to step in—early and effectively—before bad behavior becomes entrenched

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Review: Before It's Too Late: Why Some Kids Get Into Trouble--and What Parents Can Do About It

User Review  - Char - Goodreads

Interesting premise, and did give me some food for thought on something I'm dealing with. Not sure I totally agree with him, though. Read full review

Review: Before It's Too Late: Why Some Kids Get Into Trouble--and What Parents Can Do About It

User Review  - Cooper Cooper - Goodreads

This book was written for parents by clinical psychologist Stanton Samenow, who specializes in dealing with juvenile and adult criminals, and who earlier wrote Inside the Criminal Mind and co-authored ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has served on three presidential task forces on crime and drug issues. He is the author of Inside the Criminal Mind and a collaborator with Dr. Samuel Yochelson on the landmark three-volume work The Criminal Personality. Married and the father of two sons, Dr. Samenow is in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

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