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Raising competent teenagers : ...in an age of porn, drugs and tattoos / Dr Linda Friedland.

By: Friedland, Linda [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Summer Hill, NSW : Rockpool Publishing, 2015Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781925017397 :; 1925017397.Other title: Raising competent teens.Subject(s): Parenting | Parent and teenager | Teenagers -- Family relationships | Teenagers -- Drug use -- Prevention | Adolescent psychologyDDC classification: 649.125
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Pornography, sex, cyber bullying, body piercing, drug experimentation and tattoos are all part of adolescent life.

How do you remain an effective, strong and compassionate parent, able to talk to your children as they become adult?

This hands-on manual contains tools on how to keep up communication with your teen. In Raising Competent Teenagers , bestselling author Dr. Linda Friedland has distilled the wisdom of prominent parenting educators and her own knowledge as a medical doctor and also a mother of five children, the two youngest still being in their teenage years.

Over 100 issues are discussed and are followed up with practical 'what to do' ideas. Brain and body changes Parent teen conflict Implementing rules and family values Saying no Narcissism and entitlement Helicopter and Tiger parenting

Includes index.

5 11 37 83 98

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • Author's note (p. 11)
  • Introduction: Body piercings and other power struggles (p. 12)
  • A New Life Stage (p. 15)
  • 1 Transformation (p. 16)
  • 2 Brain changes (p. 18)
  • 3 Body changes (p. 20)
  • Communication (p. 23)
  • 4 'I heard you!' (p. 25)
  • 5 Parent-teen conflict (p. 27)
  • 6 When to shut up (p. 29)
  • 7 Backchat (p. 31)
  • 8 The best way to communicate - Listen! (p. 32)
  • 9 Uncommunicative teens (p. 34)
  • 10 'I'll do it later' (p. 36)
  • 11 Sharing with other parents (the good and the bad) (p. 37)
  • 12 Talking tough topics (p. 39)
  • 13 Confrontation - 'We need to have a talk' (p. 41)
  • 14 Generations Y and Z (p. 43)
  • Morals, Values and Rules (p. 45)
  • 15 Do teens need rules? (p. 46)
  • 16 Implementing rules (p. 48)
  • 17 Family values (p. 50)
  • 18 A parent's influence (p. 52)
  • 19 Saying no (p. 54)
  • 20 Consequences (p. 56)
  • 21 But all the other parents let them! (p. 58)
  • 22 It's not fair! (p. 60)
  • 23 United we stand (p. 62)
  • 24 Curfews (p. 63)
  • 25 Parties (p. 65)
  • 26 Appearances (p. 67)
  • 27 Body piercings and tattoos (p. 69)
  • 28 Homework (p. 71)
  • The Family (p. 73)
  • 29 Parental involvement (p. 74)
  • 30 Sibling conflict (p. 76)
  • 31 Mother's guilt: It's all my fault! (p. 78)
  • 32 Surrender (p. 80)
  • 33 Don't blame and shame (p. 82)
  • 34 Spoilt child (p. 84)
  • 35 Narcissism and entitlement (p. 86)
  • 36 Face time (p. 88)
  • 37 Helicopter parenting (p. 90)
  • 38 Tiger parenting (p. 92)
  • 39 Do we f*** them up? (p. 94)
  • 40 Common interests: 'Mum, have you heard of Bob Dylan?' (p. 96)
  • 41 Own the problem (p. 98)
  • 42 Daughters: A mother's mirror (p. 100)
  • 43 Mothers' mistakes (p. 102)
  • 44 Fat phobia (p. 104)
  • 45 Parenting boys (p. 106)
  • Friend and Relationships (p. 109)
  • 46 Bad influence (p. 111)
  • 47 Shyness (p. 113)
  • 48 Peer pressure (p. 115)
  • 49 Teens in love (p. 117)
  • 50 Is my child gay? (p. 119)
  • Behaviours (p. 121)
  • 51 Rudeness (p. 122)
  • 52 Manners (p. 124)
  • 53 Lying (p. 126)
  • 54 Arguments (p. 128)
  • 55 Self-centredness (p. 130)
  • 56 Confrontation (p. 132)
  • 57 Angry teens (p. 134)
  • 58 Failing (p. 136)
  • 59 Poor grades (p. 138)
  • 60 Motivating teens (p. 140)
  • 61 Reoellion (p. 142)
  • 62 Teens and driving (p. 144)
  • 63 Bullying (p. 146)
  • Emotions and Crises (p. 149)
  • 64 Emotional flooding (p. 150)
  • 65 Stressed out (p. 152)
  • 66 Mood swings (p. 154)
  • 67 School pressure (p. 156)
  • 68 Depression (p. 158)
  • 69 Eating disorders (p. 160)
  • 70 Obesity (p. 162)
  • 71 Crisis (p. 164)
  • 72 Divorce (p. 166)
  • 73 Professional help (p. 168)
  • 74 Suicide (p. 170)
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse (p. 173)
  • 75 Destruction from alcohol (p. 175)
  • 76 Alcohol damage in teens: Short-and long-term effects (p. 177)
  • 77 How against teen drinking should I be? (p. 179)
  • 78 Teenagers' and parents' views on alcohol (p. 181)
  • 79 Drunkorexia (p. 183)
  • 80 Marijuana (p. 185)
  • 81 Drug use and teens (p. 187)
  • 82 Warning signs that my teen is abusing drugs (p. 189)
  • Sex and Teens (p. 191)
  • 83 Risk-taking: Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (p. 193)
  • 84 That' conversation: Talking to teens about sex (p. 195)
  • 85 Talking to daughters about sex (p. 197)
  • 86 Talking to sons about sex (p. 199)
  • 87 The tough topics for parents (p. 201)
  • 88 Dating violence: Preventing sexual aggression and sexual abuse (p. 203)
  • Teens and the Internet - Screenagers (p. 205)
  • 89 Plugged in all day (p. 207)
  • 90 The value in being connected (p. 209)
  • 91 Parental controls (p. 211)
  • 92 Online predators (p. 213)
  • 93 Cyberbullying (p. 215)
  • 94 When your teen is the perpetrator (p. 217)
  • 95 Bullycide (p. 219)
  • 96 Pornography (p. 221)
  • 97 Video-game obsession (p. 223)
  • Bibliography (p. 225)
  • Index (p. 233)