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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.
Just what I needed for help understanding my teenager. I am much more confident in my interactions with her. I am now parenting with more knowledge and understanding.Published 12 days ago by Maura Albertson
I thought the book was helpful. I liked the CALM approach, if you can remember that when your really angry with your teenager. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Christina
Good book that points out some great techniques and actual things to say to avoid yelling at your kids. I found it useful for our family and hope to have my husband read it too. Read morePublished 17 days ago by chicagomelissa
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Tammy M. Anderson