Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century
A parenting guide to adolescence - a sensible and considerate resource for navigating your teen to adulthood, transforming a traditional time of strife into an opportunity for positive growth for both you and your child.
For parents, nurturing their teens to become healthy, well-adjusted adults seems more challenging now than ever before. There are many pressures for kids to grow up faster than they should. Here, renowned adolescent medicine specialist Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., and award-winning journalist Susan FitzGerald offer parents a practical, thoughtful strategy for guiding children through all the turning points on the way to adulthood - the "whens" and "hows" of adolescence.
Letting Go with Live and Confidence helps parents achieve five goals:
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GETTING USED TO CURFEWS
MAKING CURFEWS WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR TEEN
RITE OF PASSAGE
TO BUY A CAR?
THINK THINGS THROUGH
THE BENEFITS OF GROUP RULES
FOUR PARENTING STYLES
ADJUSTING YOUR STYLE
LISTENING AND TALKING WELL
AN END TO NAGGING AND UNREASONABLE PUNISHMENT
A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF DEVELOPMENT
YOUR TEENS BRAIN
SO WHERE DOES YOUR CHILD FIT?
ITS NOT EASY BEING A KID
SAYING NO AND KEEPING YOUR FRIENDS IN THE PROCESS
SHIFTING THE BLAME
SIZING UP SAFETY
FIRST LITTLE STEPS
WHY HOME ALONE?
TOO OLD FOR A BABYSITTER?
THE GOOD STUFF
WHAT STYLE SAYS
MINIMIZE THE CONFLICTS
WHATS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN THE INTERNET AGE OR NOT
USE COMMON SENSE
KNOWING AND PREPARING YOUR CHILD
LETS NOT FORGET FACE TIME
YOU CANT TEXT YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE
WORKING IT OUT IN ADVANCE
CULTIVATING THE RIGHT VALUES
GOOD OR BAD?
WHAT ABOUT CREDIT CARDS?
WHY THE MALL OR WHY NOT?
MASTERING THE MALL STEP BY STEP
PLANES TRAINS AND OTHER THINGS
HELPING OUT GRANDMA
STEP BY STEP STARTING EARLY
WHY TEENS OFTEN FIGHT RELIGION
SOME TEENS DRAW CLOSER TO FAITH
KEEPING THE CONNECTION GOING
RAISING A CONFIDENT HEALTH CARE CONSUMER
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
THE DOWNSIDE OF SUCCESS
ARE LAZY KIDS REALLY LAZY?
ALL KIDS CAN SUCCEED
DISAPPOINTMENT AND FAILURE
OVERSCHEDULED KIDS AND OVERBOOKED PARENTS
THE YEARROUND ATHLETE
STRESS IS A SURVIVAL TOOL THAT CAN HELP US OR HARM US
GOOD FIXES BAD FIXES
SIZING UP STRESS
HOW THE STRESSMANAGEMENT PLAN WAS CREATED
THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE PLAN
THE TENPOINT STRESSMANAGEMENT PLAN
THE PLAN ISNT ALWAYS THE ONLY ANSWER
A DEVELOPMENTAL VIEW
SOME PROBLEMS TO CONSIDER
RELATIONAL AGGRESSION SHUNNING
WAYS TO IMMUNIZE YOUR TEEN AGAINST TROUBLING PEER INFLUENCES
YOU KNOW MORE THAN YOU THINK
GETTING THE TONE RIGHT
YOUR WATCHFUL EYE
DID YOU DO DRUGS?
SEXUALITY IS ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN SEX
DISCUSSING SEX DOES NOT GIVE A MIXED MESSAGE
TAKE THAT BREATH
MEDIA IS YOUR FRENEMY
YOURE THE ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL
WHY PARENTS SOMETIMES MISS WARNING SIGNS
TROUBLING SIGNS YOU WANT TO NOTICE
HOW PROFESSIONALS CAN HELP
HELPING ADOLESCENTS SEEK HELP WITHOUT SHAME
DONT IGNORE YOUR OWN NEEDS
HAVING A CHALLENGING KID CAN BE A CHALLENGE
A FINAL THOUGHT
SOME FINAL STORIES
GO FOR IT
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STRESS AND THE MINDBODY CONNECTION
REACHING FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP
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