Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 8/14/2012
  • Publisher: Harmony
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Today more than ever, parenting teenagers can be an enormous challenge. It has always been normal for teens to explore their freedom and independence, and to redefine the ways in which they relate to their parents. But in this world of social networks and constant digital distraction, these effects can be magnified even further, and it's easy for parents to feel powerless or excluded from their children's lives. Positive Discipline for Teenagers shows parents how to build stronger bridges of communication with their children, break the destructive cycles of guilt and blame that occur in parent-teen power struggles, and work toward greater mutual respect with their adolescents. The key is understanding that teens still need their parents, just in different ways and by better understanding who their teens really are, parents can learn to encourage both their teens and themselves, and instil good judgement without being judgmental.

Author Biography

Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., is a licensed family and child therapist and an internationally known speaker. Lynn Lott, M.A. M.F.T., is a therapist and the author of more than eighteen books and manuals, including four in the Positive Discipline series.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
How Do You Know When Your Child Becomes a Teen?p. 5
Whose Side Are You On?p. 21
What Is Your Parenting Style?p. 35
How Can Mistakes Be Wonderful Opportunities to Learn?p. 52
How Do You Motivate Teens?p. 65
Does Your Teenager Hear Anything You Say?p. 83
Do Family Meetings Work with Teenagers?p. 107
How Can You Spend Special Time with Your Teen?p. 122
Are You Enabling or Empowering Your Teen?p. 131
Are You Teaching Life Skills?p. 156
How Wired Are Your Teens?p. 170
Why Do They Act Like That?p. 182
What Do You Do About Scary Behavior?p. 207
Are Your Unresolved Teen Issues Getting in Your Way?p. 240
Conclusionp. 248
Acknowledgmentsp. 253
Indexp. 255
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