Raising teenagers: 52 brilliant ideas for high-performance parenting

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Infinite Ideas, Mar 31, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Raising teenagers helps parents to properly understand what is going on in their teenager’s life. Lynn Huggins-Cooper reveals some tried and tested ideas and techniques to both pre-empt problems and deal with flashpoints. The road-tested ideas in this book will help parents overcome just about any issue. And no matter how bad you think it is, take a deep breath and repeat the mantra: there is no such thing as a perfect parent; these teenager years will pass. Remember, however hard it is to raise a teenager – it’s even harder to be one!
 

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Contents

29 Little nagging problems
125
the power of praise
131
31 School sucks
135
32 Avoid ogres and being bullied
139
33 What did your last maid die of?
145
your teenagers room
149
35 24hour party people
153
36 And in the blue corner
157

how to avoid arguments and deescalation tactics
35
10 Responsibility
41
late nights and laziness
45
12 The bank of Mum and Dad
49
the potential dangers for your computerobsessed teen
53
14 Making time
59
15 Driving passions
63
16 Punk princess or just plain peculiar? Avoiding confrontation about style
67
17 What time do you call this?
71
18 Just say no please? Your teenager and drugs
75
your teen and alcohol
81
20 Lets talk about sex baby
85
21 A fine romance?
89
22 In with the in crowd?
93
when your teen is gay
97
24 Rules of the house
103
25 Crime and punishment
107
26 What the fck?
113
27 Manners Does your teen have a rude tude?
117
28 RESPECT
121
37 No means no
161
38 You cant make me
165
39 Take it back Saying things you regret
169
40 Dont do as I do
173
living with a brace
177
acne anxieties
181
43 Fast food and faddy diets
187
44 A weighty issue
191
45 Body image blues
197
46 Evil stepmonster or big bad teen?
201
giving your teen a bad name
207
teaching your teen about personal safety
211
49 Fly free my pretties
215
50 Distress or destress?
219
51 Nobody understands me
225
52 Waving or drowning?
229
The end
236
Index
238
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Lynn Huggins Cooper is author of over 80 books geared for parents and children. She is a regular contributor to the magazines, Times Educational Supplement, Nursery Education, Prima, Disney Explorer BBC Learning.

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