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The National Middle School Association All parents with teensshould read this book!

Louise Felton Tracy, M.S., author of Grounded for Life So full of wise, practical ideas about handling parent-teen concerns you'll want a marker in hand from page one!

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There may not be a cure for adolescence, but there are ways for parents of teens to survive these challenging years! Parenting expert Tom McMahon has gone straight to the source -- veteran moms and dads -- to try and solve the mysteries of raising a happy, healthy teenager. Gathered here are hundreds of practical, creative, and proven tips that cover all aspects of parenting a teen: Rules and Discipline -- Keep order while encouraging your child's independence, and pick your "battles" for what matters the most Talking and Listening -- Get to know when to sympathize, when to back off, and how to deal with your teen's inevitable moodiness School and Learning -- free yourself from being the "homework cop," while nurturing both curiosity and enthusiasm Friendships and Relationships -- Use role-playing to handle peer pressure, and help nurture healthy relationships Drugs and Alcohol -- Pinpoint telltale signs of problems before they become serious, and stay involved by providing alternatives to parties with alcohol Responsibility and Money -- Strike a balance between chores and allowance, and make part-time jobs an introduction to money management Self-esteem and Values -- Enhance your teen's exposure to role models who will strengthen character and boost self-confidence.

Whatever the situation, teen tips is full of down-to-earth, inventive advice. It's an indespensable guide to navigating the teen years -- and making the journey as rewarding for the parent as it is for the aspiring young adult.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Rev Upd edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743474368
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743474368
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,274,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read Tom McMahon's book, Teen Tips, for a class I took on Adolescence.
danielle p
It's categorized, so it's easy to just pick up and go straight to your interest without having to read the whole book.
Rene' Perras
This book is definetely worth reading and recommending to parents on the path to their teen's years.
Lynda f.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rainbow Brown on March 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
In one of my college classes, Adolescence, we read the book Teen Tips and I found it very interesting and helpful. I liked the book so much that I am keeping it instead of returning it at the end of the quarter. Tom McMahon provided so many helpful tips such as getting kids to do chores as well as how to handle peer pressure. He offered insightful ways to handle the day to day problems as well as all the difficult problems adolescent's face. I have a two and a half year old and I know that when my daughter becomes a teen I will be refering back to Tom's wonderful book to help raise her. I definetly recommend this book to anyone with teenagers to help them get through the adolescent years.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rene' Perras on March 12, 2000
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Tom McMahon's, "Teen Tips" is a great manuel for parents with adolescence. It's categorized, so it's easy to just pick up and go straight to your interest without having to read the whole book. My husband doesn't often have the patience to sit down and read, so McMahon's practical, informative handbook works well at giving teen tactics at a glance. I found many of the parents suggestions valuable and have implemented some in my own home. It was conforting as a parent to read about commonalities in the experiences of raising a teen.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carole L Vanderbilt on March 13, 2000
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I am a single mother, divorced with three children in this age catagory. While I found most of the tips helpful, I found the book lacking in advice for divorced parents. More than 50% of homes are now divorced and less than one chapter is dedicated to this issue. I would also like to add my own tip...never talk bad about your ex-spouse in front of the kids. This cuts like a knife into their very soul. The author has my permission to use this in his next revision. Carole V., Hayward, CA
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Serena Z. on March 15, 2000
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As a 21 year old college student who is more than a few years away from being the parent of a teenager, I have gained a broad range of perspective from reading Tom McMahon's Teen Tips. Not only was I able to relate firsthand to many of the issues presented, but I also came to realize what a complex and educational experience it is for parents in cultivating nurturing relationships with their teens. I appreciated the personal accounts that are so prevalent in this book, as they help to make the approach more personal of the issues at hand. McMahon does not "sugar coat," oversimplify, or overdramatize the issues that he speaks about, which is refreshing and realistic in a time when all too many adults want to be a "pal" instead of a guide to teens. I will definitely keep this book so that I may refer to it in working with adolescents as a teacher, and in parenting teenagers of my own. There is a multitude of creative and loving strategies toward building healthy relationships with teenagers in Tom McMahon's book and I definitely recommend reading it to those who are teachers, and to those who work or live with a teenager.
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Wonderful book that is full of practical advice for parents on how to understand what their teen is going through and how best to communicate with them. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Matt Gould on March 8, 2000
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To better understand teens,we must first realize what kind of dilemas they are faced with. Reading about every day dilemas involving teens and thier parents and effective methods of solving them by other adults and teens is truely beneficial. This "practical survival guide for parents" shows that there are numerous ways of dealing with the same problem, depending on the teen. Not every approach might be for your teen, but you are more than likely to find one that does. Taking another parent's solution and molding it to your teen's needs is a good approach to take. As a future high school teacher, learning about many different methods of teen dilema solving is of great importance to me. Some of the many important topics of Teen Tips are how to communicate effectively,talking about sex,role models,friends,school work & jobs,and taking on responsibilities by teens.I would also like to thank Dr.Carol Becker,from CSUH,for introducing this book to me. This is one book I will not sell back to the bookstore!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By danielle p on March 8, 2000
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I read Tom McMahon's book, Teen Tips, for a class I took on Adolescence. Usually I would return my books after the quarter but I have decided to hang on to Tom's book because I feel it has some great ideas about how to deal with today's teens. I don't have any kids yet but I can relate to some of the situations that Tom mentions in his book because I was a teen not so long ago. I plan on keeping this book to refer to when I am in a sticky situation with my kids. I believe that Tom has fair ideas that benefit both the teen and the parent. If you have a child who is nearing adolescence I would definitely recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deanna S. on March 8, 2000
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This book is a must for all parents of preteens and teens. Having two sons, a preteen and teen, I was lost at figuring out how to let them be young responsible adolescents. Many of the household rules my husband and I tried to implement were broken. Upon reading TEEN TIPS we were able to find different ways to work with our sons. The best tip I found was just listen to your teen. I found myself listening but not giving my full attention to my sons. Now I take the time and effort to listen to them. This new found trust allows them to come and talk to me without any hesitation. I now cherish the time I have with each son as he comes to talk to me. Thanks Tom for creating this extraoridinary book.
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