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How to keep your teenager out of trouble and what to do if you can't / by Neil I. Bernstein.

By: Bernstein, Neil I.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2001Description: x, 518 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0761125914; 0761115706 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Parent and teenager | Parenting | Communication in families | Discipline of children | Adolescent psychology | TeenagersDDC classification: 649/.125 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The teenage years are tough-for kids, and for parents. Many teenagers are grappling with a slew of overwhelming emotions, and the results can range from not wanting to be seen with a parent in public to reckless and destructive behavior that can destroy a family. Parents despair as a child becomes a sullen, defiant stranger.

A clinical psychologist who's spent more than two decades bringing families back from the brink, Dr. Neil I. Bernstein knows how to help parents and teens successfully navigate these difficult and trying years. Thoughtful, clear-eyed, comprehensive, and refreshingly free of jargon, HOW TO KEEP YOUR TEENAGER OUT OF TROUBLE AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN'T helps parents identify whether their teens are exhibiting typical behavior-such as locking themselves in their room for

hours-or are exhibiting real danger signs, such as being secretive, despondent, or constantly angry. And then he tells what to do about it. The focus, above all else, is effective communication: how to avoid threats and put-downs, offer clear explanations, stick with the issues at hand, negotiate, improve listening skills, ask relevant questions, and stop interrogating or lecturing. Throughout, Bernstein uses examples from his practice to tell specifically what to do and say. There is sample dialogue to keep discussions from becoming arguments; signals that parental efforts are actually working; and Skill Builders that give parents the tools they need to ensure their teenagers leave home as responsible, moral adults.

Includes index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. VII)
  • Chapter 1 How Teenagers Get into Trouble (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Who's in Charge Here? Setting Limits for Your Teen (p. 35)
  • Chapter 3 Building Better Relationships Through Better Communication (p. 83)
  • Chapter 4 Helping Your Teen Develop Good Self-Esteem (p. 137)
  • Chapter 5 Strategic Parenting: Promoting Independence, Good Judgment, and Impulse Control (p. 172)
  • Chapter 6 Don't Let Them Leave Home Without Empathy and Morality (p. 219)
  • Chapter 7 Resisting Negative Peer Pressure (p. 263)
  • Chapter 8 Sex, Drugs, and Rebellious Trends (p. 297)
  • Chapter 9 Helping Resolve Your Teen's Problems with School (p. 369)
  • Chapter 10 Dealing with Defiance and Antisocial Behavior (p. 419)
  • Chapter 11 Desperate Times, Drastic Measures (p. 468)
  • A Final Word (p. 501)
  • Appendix Resources for Parents of Teens in Trouble (p. 502)
  • Index (p. 507)