9780071545716

When Things Get Crazy with Your Teen: The Why, the How, and What to do Now

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    9780071545716

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    0071545719

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

No, it's not easy raising teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions--in this problem-solving parent's guide from the bestselling author ofYes, Your Teen Is CrazyHow should you respond when your teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes? Is pregnant, or flunking out? You'll find the answers here--right at your fingertips--in this quick-reference manual from one of the leading experts on adolescent behavior. As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father of two teens himself, Dr. Michael Bradley understands how teenagers can drive you crazy. Offering practical "first response" advice, he tells you exactly what to do and what NOT to do in about every scenario you'll ever face with your kid,from messy rooms and monstrous moods to drug abuse and depression.

Author Biography

Michael Bradley, Ed.D., is a psychologist and award-winning author specializing in adolescent behavior and is certified by the American College of Professional Psychology in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. He has appeared frequently on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN, and National Public Radio, and he has authored several books including the bestselling Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind. He resides near Philadelphia where he worries incessantly that his own two children might grow up to be people like him.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Body/Appearance Issuesp. 1
Body Image, Has a Poorp. 4
Clothes, Wears Provocativep. 6
Clothes, Wears Weirdp. 8
Fat, Is Concerned About Beingp. 10
Hair, Wears Weirdp. 12
Hygiene, Has Poorp. 14
Piercing, Wants Ap. 17
Tattoo, Wants Ap. 19
Behavior Issuesp. 21
Acts Out (Minor Defiance, Disrespect, Flippancy)p. 23
Aggressive, Isp. 25
Angry, Is Excessivelyp. 28
Apologize, Won'tp. 31
Argues Endlesslyp. 35
Cursesp. 38
Hyperactive, Might Bep. 41
Independence, Demandsp. 44
Liesp. 46
Ragesp. 49
Responsibility, Refuses to Acceptp. 52
Risks, Takes Excessivep. 55
Spoiled, Isp. 58
Violence, Lovesp. 60
Health Issuesp. 65
Alcohol and Marijuana, May Have Usedp. 67
Counseling, Refusesp. 71
Depression, May Havep. 74
Drinking, Has Beenp. 77
Eats Too Muchp. 80
Eats Very Littlep. 83
Fears, Has Excessivep. 86
Grief, Struggles Withp. 88
Medication, Refuses to Take Psychotropicp. 91
Menstruation, Firstp. 94
Mood Swings, Hasp. 98
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Might Havep. 101
Perfect, Must Bep. 104
Self-Esteem, Has Poorp. 109
Self-Injuresp. 112
Sleeps Too Littlep. 114
Smoking Cigarettes, Isp. 118
Stressed, Isp. 122
Home Issuesp. 127
Adoption, Has Issues Withp. 128
Bedroom, Has a Pigsty Forp. 130
Computers, Uses Excessivelyp. 132
Driving, Startsp. 134
Hates His Parentsp. 137
Home Alone, Is Leftp. 139
Privacy, Demandsp. 141
Religion, Rejects Parents'p. 145
Rules, Refusesp. 147
School Issuesp. 151
Cheatsp. 155
Homework, Won't Dop. 158
School, Refuses to Gop. 161
Underachievesp. 164
Serious Issuesp. 167
Abused, May Have Been Sexuallyp. 171
Anorexia/Bulimia, Hasp. 174
Drugs/Alcohol, Uses Excessivelyp. 178
Pregnant, Becomesp. 182
Runs Awayp. 186
Shopliftsp. 189
Suicidal, Isp. 192
Sex and Dating Issuesp. 197
Dates a Jerkp. 199
Homosexual, Might Bep. 202
Pornography, Watchesp. 205
Sex, Is Havingp. 208
Social Issuesp. 213
Bullied, Is Beingp. 215
Clique, Is Excluded by Ap. 219
Friends, Has Nop. 221
Peer Pressure, Is Influenced Byp. 224
Shy, Isp. 228
The Twenty-Minute Guide to the New-Millennium Teenp. 231
Adolescent Brain Developmentp. 232
Adolescent Culturep. 235
Adolescent Psychological Developmentp. 237
Bribes/Incentivesp. 240
Communication/Empathyp. 242
Decision Makingp. 245
Getting Helpp. 247
Identityp. 249
Parenting Teenagersp. 250
Sexualityp. 259
Indexp. 263
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