How to Keep Your Teenager from Driving You Crazy: A Proven Program for Enforcing Limits and Restoring Peace to Your Family

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Contemporary Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Rebellion. Arguments. Bad attitudes. So many parents fear that their once-adorable child will become unrecognizable during the teen years. But it doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Paula Stone Bender shares her proven, research-based formula for a more cooperative, peaceful household-a behavior contract. The action-oriented program you'll find here shows how you can develop and implement a contract that offers your teen positive incentives to live within the rules while learning valuable lessons in personal responsibility. Sample contracts and worksheets are provided, and real-life stories from Dr. Bender's practice demonstrate how the program works. It's easy to understand, and, best of all, it works. Dr. Bender has perfected her program over many years in her work with scores of families, as well as with her own two sons. You'll find her sanity-saving advice invaluable. Paula Stone Bender, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in family practice. She is a past Clinical Director of Child Guidance for Orange County, California, and was Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She now lectures frequently and contributes to national magazines. She is the author of "How to Keep Your Kids from Driving You Crazy."

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Contents

Focusing on the Positive
15
Developing a Contract
29
Finalizing a Viable Contract
83
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Paula Stone Bender, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in family practice. She is a past clinical director of child guidance for Orange County, CA, and was associate clinical professor of psychology at UCLA. She is the author of How to Keep Your Kids from Driving You Crazy (Wiley).

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