Lambie, Ian.

Raising teens today : dealing with sex, drugs & homework / Ian Lambie & Les Simmonds. - Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2010. - 272 pages ; 24 cm.

This is a revised, updated and rewritten version of: Raising teenagers : a practical guide for parents, published in 1999. "Great practical advice for every Kiwi parent"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references. Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270).

Many parents feel anxious about coping with teenagers - it's not surprising given all the horror stories you hear. Other parents warn us of previously docile and compliant children who appear to have undergone personality changes and become more like mini psychopaths - turning sullen, rebellious and moody overnight. You hear reports of drugs, alcohol, violence, youth suicide, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and road accidents regularly. Parenting teenagers brings a whole raft of new issues and challenges to every parent, and this book gives you practical ideas and information so you can face those challenges with confidence. Communication becomes more crucial than ever when dealing with teens and these authors are especially strong on family dynamics, building better relationships, sorting out your own issues and improving communication. They help you distinguish between normal and problem behaviours, give ways to avoid problems and negotiate difficult issues plus lots of practical ideas for dealing with common issues. On top of that, there's lots of encouragement for stressed or overwhelmed parents, advice about taking care of yourself and examples of success stories. Includes great tips from teens themselves!

9781869792503 (pbk.)

Parent and teenager.
Teenagers--Family relationships.
Adolescent psychology.
Parent and teenager--New Zealand.
Turn the page.
Parenting--New Zealand.
Adolescent psychology--New Zealand.