But I'm Almost 13!: Raising a Responsible Adolescent

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 30, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Practical strategies for the adolescent years from an expert in adolescent medicine

The overwhelming majority of adolescent health problems today result not from physical disease, but from worrisome behavior. If parents take action early before teen rebellion kicks in, most of these problems are preventable. In this invaluable guide, Dr. Ken Ginsburg, one of the nation's foremost specialists in adolescent medicine, offers a positive action plan for parents of preteens. Prevention strategies include preparing kids to resist peer pressure, recognizing behaviors that signal emotional problems, and teaching preteens to anticipate and react to potentially dangerous situations.

With sample scripts, real-life vignettes, and specific exercises, parents learn to build upon adolescent optimism, creativity, and resiliency to guide their children toward more positive futures and toward safer, more appropriate choices.

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Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., is board certified in adolescent medicine. He practices at the acclaimed Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is the on-screen expert in a bestselling video series shown to teens in schools throughout North America. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting as the author or coauthor of six books and numerous articles. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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