Saturday, October 27, 2012
Book Review - Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds
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.
About the Author
Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children, Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, All About Attention Deficit Disorder, “I Never Get Anything!,” and Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
My Take on the Book
This was an easy to understand guide for any parent working with a teenager. The book is practical and offers a step-by-step approach that anyone can understand and appreciate. It is so important to be able to "let go" of your teen, even though you may not feel that they are ready, as it promotes independence, and this book helps parents with this process. Though it is not easy, it is important and I for one am happy to have read this far ahead of the teen years so that I can better prepare myself too. I also can already tell that I will be referring back and re-reading this as the time gets closer. If you currently have a teen or will have one in the near future, this is a great read that will provide you with some great guidance!
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