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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens:
Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out
The quitter. The narcissist. The clone. The smartphone addict, eyes fixed on the tiny screen, doing…what?
There’s a strange new creature living under your roof. Your job now is to figure out what makes teenagers tick, and to steer them to productive paths—away from the lures and dangers of drinking, drugging, sexting, bullying, and other bad decisions.
A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens makes it easier than ever before. Cutting through the teen drama and parental confusion, the book delivers fast answers and targeted solutions to 80 behaviors that drive parents nuts. Just locate the annoying or alarming problem you’re dealing with, and you’ll find a brief but insightful analysis of what your teen is really thinking and feeling, along with smart, effective advice on what exactly you should say and do. By acting quickly, calmly, and knowledgeably, you can halt your teen’s spiral, open up the lines of communication, and get them back into a positive, responsible, and respectful place.
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Psychology - The Parent Version
- Learn how the brain affects your teen’s behavior. It’s the battle of the thinking brain VS the feeling brain.
- Learn Effective strategies for arguing-The Four Ways Of Fighting.
- Develop effective strategies for keeping your teen safe as they explore the new world of teen life.
- Learn how to teen-proof your home and cell-proof your teen
Sexting. Texting and Social Networking:
What’s A Parent To Do?
- Understand how the “emotional brain” of a teen gets “turned on” by social networking.
- Understand how the “Imaginary Audience” influences your teen’s performing on social media.
- Learn which apps are safe and unsafe
- Learn strategies to monitor and set limits around phone and internet use
Drugs and Alcohol: How Does Your Teen’s Personality Style, and Your Parenting Style impact their experimentation with drugs and alcohol?
- Learn how your own behavior with phones and computers can positively and negatively influence your teen.
- Identify your teen’s personality style
- Identify your parenting style
- Learn effective strategies and scripts to keep your teen safe
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