An emergency guide for the tough issues parents of 10- to 15-year-olds face every day.
In our risk-filled world, 10- to 15-year-olds trust their parents to be there when the chips are down. Many parents are well-meaning but often paralyzed with fear, unsure whether and how to intervene:
"My son is always shut up in his room. Could he be using drugs?"
"Lately my daughter is obsessed with her weight. Does she have an eating disorder?"
"Since the divorce, my son has been so angry. Could he be depressed, too?"
"After going out with her boyfriend, my daughter came home with a bruise. Did he hit her?"
"Someone my daughter met in a chat room wants to meet in person. Is that safe?"
Drawing on a national survey of parents, teachers, and students, interviews with a wide range of experts, and the latest research, and written with the support of the National Middle School Association, Parenting 911 brings parents the information and reassurance they need to identify and handle the crises that can erupt even in the best of homes. You'll find invaluable advice on:
Substance abuse Sexual encounters Troubling friends Depression Eating disorders Violence Breaking the law Nontraditional family structures Failure in school Extreme sports Online dangers
What people are saying - Write a review
Parenting 911: how to safeguard and rescue your 10- to 15- year-old from substance abuseUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Following up on their excellent earlier work, The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Magical yet Maddening School Years, Giannetti and Sagarese--online parenting experts for iVillage ... Read full review