Surviving Your Adolescents: How To Manage And Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds gives a step-by-step approach that will help end hassles and offer concrete solutions. In its pages readers will learn the differences between teens and parents, how to evaluate the seriousness of their problems, exactly what problems require professional attention, what problems require "letting go", the Four Cardinal Sins (what not to do!), five ways to improve the parent-teen relationship, what role to take (Observer, Advisor, Negotiator, Director), tactics to combat testing and manipulation, and guidelines for common specific problems. Concise and encouraging, Surviving Your Adolescents does not assume that parents of teens have infinite amounts of time, energy or patience. Thomas Phelan's message is clear: parents are neither alone nor powerless. With Surviving Your Adolescents, the parents can survive their adolescents. Articulate, practical, innovative, and filled with specific "things to do", Surviving Your Adolescents is a terrific addition to all "how-to" parenting bookshelves. -- Midwest Book Review
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About the Author
Thomas W Phelan PhD is a clinical psychologist and lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.