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Staying connected to your teenager : how to keep them talking to you and how to hear what they're really saying / Michael Riera, PhD.

By: Riera, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, [2017]Edition: Da Capo Press revised edition.Description: xiv, 266 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780738219554; 073821955X.Subject(s): Parent and teenager | Teenagers | Adolescent psychologyDDC classification: 306.874 Summary: Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his first job, and in front of his friends' families. Unfortunately, his parents usually see only the regressed child-moody and defiant-and, if they're not on the lookout, they'll miss seeing the more agreeable, increasingly adult thinker in their midst.With ingenious strategies for coaxing the more attractive of the two teen personalities into the home, family psychologist Mike Riera gives new hope to beleaguered and harried parents. From moving from a "managing" to a "consulting" role in a teen's life, from working with a teen's uniquely exasperating sleep rhythms to having real conversations when only monosyllables have been previously possible, Staying Connected to Your Teenager demonstrates ways to bring out the best in a teen-and, consequently, in an entire family.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253) and index.

Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Late at Night (p. 9)
  • 2 Narcissism 101 (p. 27)
  • 3 Give Up on Lectures and Advice (p. 47)
  • 4 The Car (p. 61)
  • 5 Mastery over Compliance (p. 77)
  • 6 The Sexes Are Different, and This Is Good News! (p. 99)
  • 7 Grandparents: The Secret Weapon (p. 123)
  • 8 Self-Esteem Through Integrity (p. 131)
  • 9 Indirect Communication (p. 149)
  • 10 Technology: Social Media and Gaming (p. 173)
  • 11 Extend the Comfort Zone (p. 189)
  • 12 Applying to and Selecting a College (p. 215)
  • 13 Know Your Village (p. 227)
  • Conclusion (p. 247)
  • Additional Reading (p. 249)
  • Notes (p. 251)
  • Index (p. 255)