Staying Connected to Your Teenager

Staying Connected to Your Teenager

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At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his first job, and in front of his friends' families. Unfortunately, his parents usually see only the regressed child-moody and defiant-and, if they're not on the lookout, they'll miss seeing the more agreeable, increasingly adult thinker in their midst.With ingenious strategies for coaxing the more attractive of the two teen personalities into the home, family psychologist Mike Riera gives new hope to beleaguered and harried parents. From moving from a qmanagingq to a qconsultingq role in a teen's life, from working with a teen's uniquely exasperating sleep rhythms to having real conversations when only monosyllables have been previously possible, Staying Connected to Your Teenager demonstrates ways to bring out the best in a teen-and, consequently, in an entire family.Whata#39;s it like to write the essay: Do you do it in one sitting? According to a timeline and plan? ... of her college career, she said the same phenomenon happens, only now ita#39;s under the heading of So what are your career plans after college?

Title:Staying Connected to Your Teenager
Author:Michael Riera
Publisher:Da Capo Press - 2007-04-01


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