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Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. A psychologist and mother of two, she writes and lectures widely on adolescence and family behavior. She and Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D., are the co-authors of three books, including Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens; The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting Senior Year to College Life; and The Seven Year Stretch: How families Work Together to Grow Through Adolescence.
I would recommend this book to all parents of teenagers.
This book is a very practical resource for parents of young children who are preparing for the "tween" years and also for those with "tween" or teen children.
Current research on teen brain development, how good kids can make bad decisions and most importantly how to respond effectively as a calm parent.
Interesting book, very true to teenager behavior, overall this is a difficult time for any family but the book is very helpful, it does make you think about facts your family is... Read morePublished 20 days ago by indi rangel
I read this half way and lost interest though the information was information a parent needs to hear and can relate with it seems a slow read to me. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Tammy M. Anderson
Many writers tell you what to do and what not to do, but they don't show you what that looks/sounds like. This one does. It is full of wisdom. Read morePublished 4 months ago by anonymous
I enjoyed reading this book! It has been helpful in managing my stress and provided useful tips on how to parent my own teenager son.Published 4 months ago by Bridgette