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Title:
Surviving your adolescents : [how to manage & let go of your 13-18 year olds]
Author:
Phelan, Thomas W., 1943-
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Glen Ellyn, IL : ParentMagic, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A step-by-step approach to handling teenagers, this guide helps parents end hassles and improve their relationship with their adolescent. Parents learn how to communicate with teenagers, how to manage teenage risk-taking, how to let go in certain situations, and when to seek professional attention. Concise and encouraging, this resource walks parents through the ups and downs of parenting teenagers as their kids push towards independence.
General Note:
Includes index.

Subtitle from half t.p.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. I Straight Thinking -- ch. 1 Appreciating Adolescence -- ch. 2 What's Normal? -- ch. 3 Risky Business -- ch. 4 Diagnosing Your Own Reactions -- ch. 5 Your New Job Description -- pt. II Don't Take It Personally -- ch. 6 Making Sense of The Snub -- ch. 7 "Don't Take It Personally" in Action! -- pt. III Manage & Let Go -- ch. 8 Six Kids: Intervention Examples -- ch. 9 Establish House Rules -- ch. 10 Managing The Big Four Risks -- ch. 11 Your Teens Have Their MBAs! -- ch. 12 Possible Intervention Roles -- pt. IV Stay in Touch -- ch. 13 What Not To Do: The Four Cardinal Sins -- ch. 14 What To Do -- pt. V Take Care of Yourself -- ch. 15 Midlife Parent -- ch. 16 How To Take Care of Yourself -- pt. VI Relax and Enjoy the Movie -- ch. 17 Boomerang Kids -- ch. 18 The Future.
ISBN:
9781889140605
Format :
Book

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Advice on parenting teenagers from the author of bestselling parenting book 1-2-3 Magic

From the author of the 1.6 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic comes Surviving Your Adolescents, which provides clear, practical advice tailored specifically to the challenges of parenting teenagers. Dr. Thomas Phelan is an internationally renowned expert in his field and has broken down the elements of effective parenting into easy-to-understand advice that can work for any family.

In Surviving Your Adolescents, parents will learn how to tackle the unique challenges that come with parenting teenagers, including how to more effectively communicate with their teen, how to help their child manage risk, how to let go in certain situations, and when to seek professional advice.

Dr. Phelan's step-by-step approach is a concise, encouraging guide that walks parents through the ups and downs of parenting teenagers, allowing them to help their kids gain confidence and push toward independence.


Author Notes

Dr. Thomas W. Phelan is an internationally renowned expert author and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. He appears frequently on radio and TV and has been engaged in private practice since 1972. Dr. Phelan is a registered Ph.D. clinical psychologist.


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Library Journal Review

In this revised third edition, Phelan (1-2-3 Magic) offers parents a humorous and laid-back approach to dealing with adolescents. He argues that "society has not yet found a way to deal with the fact that prolonged dependence is insulting to young people [and that the] inevitable result of prolonged adolescence in our culture is that teens will regularly feel irritation toward older folks and a sense of alienation from the society they are a part of." Phelan fully grasps the struggles parents face, and he does not mince words or sugarcoat the issues. He firmly believes that hostility and distance between parents and adolescents lead directly to teens' risky behavior. To avoid that, parents need to chillax, not take things personally, and put most adolescent behaviors into the MBA category (minor but aggravating). VERDICT While adolescent titles are a dime a dozen, this is just as good as Anthony Wolf's I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up (2011). Recommended. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Snubp. 1
Part I Straight Thinking
Chapter 1 Appreciating Adolescencep. 9
Chapter 2 What's Normal?p. 15
Chapter 3 Risky Businessp. 23
Chapter 4 Diagnosing Your Own Reactionsp. 31
Chapter 5 Your New Job Descriptionp. 37
Part II Don't Take It Personally
Chapter 6 Making Sense of The Snubp. 45
Chapter 7 "Don't Take It Personally" in Action!p. 53
Part III Manage & Let Go
Chapter 8 Six Kids: Intervention Examplesp. 63
Chapter 9 Establish House Rulesp. 67
Chapter 10 Managing The Big Four Risksp. 73
Chapter 11 Your Teens Have Their MBAs!p. 87
Chapter 12 Possible Intervention Rolesp. 93
Part IV Stay in Touch
Chapter 13 What Not To Do: The Four Cardinal Sinsp. 111
Chapter 14 What To Dop. 119
Part V Take Care of Yourself
Chapter 15 Midlife Parentp. 131
Chapter 16 How To Take Care of Yourselfp. 139
Part VI Relax and Enjoy the Movie
Chapter 17 Boomerang Kidsp. 145
Chapter 18 The Futurep. 149
Appendixp. 153
Indexp. 163