The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids: How to Deal with Modern Problems Facing Your Tweens and Teens

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Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 9, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 895 pages
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Raising pre-teens and teenagers doesnít have to be hard. In fact, if you only know five essential truths about why kids do what they do, youíre on your way to becoming a smarter, happier, and more sane parent. Brad Snyder is an expert in adolescent behavior and has years of experience decoding the messages that parents donít get. Heís surveyed over 100,000 children and adolescents, and has interviewed close to 4,000 in group and one-on-one sessions. In spite of what you see on tv, kids these days are not more violent, more sexual, or more in danger than you once were. Kids are kids.

With The 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, youíll:

  • Learn some secrets of tween and teen communication
  • Find out what exactly your kid is doing all day and why
  • Make rules that make sense for the whole family, without building resentment
  • Learn the truth about kids and social networking, texting, and bullying
  • Become a parent your children respect, but not one they hate or fear

 

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User Review  - walterqchocobo - LibraryThing

It is always nice to read a book like this--one full of common sense packaged in a different way from how I have heard it before. Nothing brand new but good reminders. Read full review

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User Review  - joyceBl - LibraryThing

The author of 5 Simple Truths of Raising Kids, R. Bradley Snyder, has spent his career as a researcher talking to teens and studying teens’ behavior and has developed a deep understanding of how to ... Read full review

Contents

Kids Are Kids
8
Kids Are Good
28
Kids Need Parents
50
Kids Need Adults
68
Kids Need Communities
78
Applying the 5 Simple Truths
86
Kids and Television
92
Kids and Social Networks
108
Kids and Texting
118
Kids and Videogames
128
Kids and Bullying
140
Conclusion
154
Resources
157
Select References
160
Index
169
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R. Bradley Snyder is an expert on the behaviors and preferences of children and youth. His work has helped develop raw concepts into someof the most successful programs, campaigns, and media for kids.

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