Parenting a Teen Girl: A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

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New Harbinger Publications, Aug 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 184 pages
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It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed?

Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work.

In this book, you will learn how to:
•Maximize your teen’s healthy development
•Understand what underlies her moods and behavior
•Implement strategies for positive results
•Communicate effectively about difficult issues
•Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
A Reality Check
A Crash Course on Connection
SelfCare for Sanity
Talking with Teens
Supporting Your Daughters Health
Supporting Safe Decision Making
Achievement Stress Rescue
Taming the Tech Tiger
Teen Girl Social and Emotional Evolution
Cultivating Happiness
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About the author (2012)

Lucie Hemmen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked for over twenty years to strengthen communication between teens and parents. The mother of two teen daughters named Marley and Daisy, Hemmen lives and practices in Santa Cruz, CA.

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