Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens

Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens

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Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. Parenting adolescents requires all sorts of skills that most of us dona€™t naturally possess. In this down-to-earth, practical guide, youa€™ll learn how to tap your a€œwise minda€ to calmly navigate even the stormiest of parenting moments. You'll learn how to preserve your loving relationship while encouraging progress towards the 7 essentials of happy, healthy teens: - Secure attachment to parents - Self-control - Academic success - Social thriving - Emotional flourishing - Strong character - Physical health With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, Dr. Kastner, author of Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens, and Russell provide clear and useful tools for parents, giving them effective new ways to manage their own emotions in the heat of the moment with their teen while maintaining a€” and even gaining a€” closeness.Try saying something soothing and then see if you can distract him with a new activity: Hand him his iPod, rub his back if hea#39;ll allow it, or offer to shoot hoops with ... Sometimes, after hea#39;s calmed down a bit, a distraction provides a chance to reset and reboot, and cooperation once again becomes an option. ... a€œWhat is the probability that the business owner will be mean when you ask for a job application?

Title:Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens
Author:Laura S Kastner Ph.D., Kristen A Russell
Publisher:ParentMap - 2013-03-12


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