""When to Worry" is a gem. Boesky's compassion for parents and their children shines through on every page. Her solid knowledge, astute appraisals and calls for action make this book a sound and reliable reference not only for parents, but for anyone working with families and teens." -"Counseling Today Magazine"
iParenting Media Awards 2007
Parents can easily feel overwhelmed when suddenly faced with a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly sensitive teenager. They wonder if these changes are a normal part of adolescence of if their teen is in need of help.
When to Worry helps parents distinguish typical teenage behaviors from those that merit concern. It then walks parents through steps they can take to help troubled teens before it's too late. Parents will learn:
Warning signs of potential problems
Which strategy works best for each issue
How to effectively communicate with teens
How and where to get professional help
The pros and cons of medication for teens
When to Worry provides essential information on problematic teenage issues: mood swings, rebellion and defiance, school difficulties, teen depression, ADHD, alcohol and drug use, self-injury ("cutting"), low self-esteem, delinquency, learning disabilities, out of control teens, worries/fears and stress, eating disorders, aggression, bipolar disorder, aspergers, teen suicide, trauma, and more.
Parents learn how to recognize warning signs of important teen problems and are given specific "dos and don'ts" to decrease their teen's struggles and increase peace in the family home.
Compassionate and reassuring, this practical and user-friendly guide is invaluable to any adult concerned about a teenage child.
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This book was very helpful to me during a totally stressful year in a life of parenting. My son was 17 at the time, and there were days when I considered moving out, it was so... Read morePublished 22 months ago by BringData
WHEN TO WORRY is a must read for parents of teens and tweens. The complexity of this time of life is even harder to figure out with the problems and stressors that kids face today. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by Secretdreamer
I work with children and families as a licensed psychologist . This book was a useful reference for my practice. Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Kindle Customer
My work place is full of mothers with teens. We have all gone through rough patches and worse with these kids. I purchased this for us to keep at work and share. Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by Melissa A. Lee
When to Worry: How to Tell If Your Teen Needs Help-And What to Do About It
Lisa Boesky, Ph.D. ("Dr. Read more