When Good Kids Do Bad Things - A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers Kindle Edition
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Parents of rebellious teens, as well as professionals who work with rebellious teens, will benefit from Levine's experience as a foster mother of over 300 court appointed teenagers. Parents of non-rebellious teens will receive an insight about how things might have been, and be thankful.
(Parent teenager conflicts and working for real solutions)
Kathy Levine suggests a creative approach for handling most parent child crisis which includes her uniquely effective, step by step Caring Response. For difficult situations, she shows you how you can engage family and friends of a teenager in the Caring Intervention, a powerful tool for re-establishing lines of communication with troubled or self-destructive "good kid." She explains how to know for sure when the kid doing the "bad things" may in fact is a "bad kid." The author asks questions, and gives practical solutions for every parent about their misbehavior of good kids. The best part is that if one chapter does not resonate with you and your experience then you can skip to the one that means something to you.
Bad Kid Signs include:
* does not show affection
* has no Empathy
* knows the difference between right and wrong but could care less
* hurts others for no reason
* superficially charming, actually cares only about their own needs
* cruel towards animals, children, anyone weaker
* never feels guilt
* doesn't' know the meaning of remorse
* believes that it's best to be "bad"
* believes that the only wrong is getting caught
* worships the devil or witches
As a book reviewer I wish to say that this is really a complete guide to surviving with children in general. Kathy Levine has the background and experience to teach you how to deal with almost any situation regarding children, kids, teens or what have you. The personal stories, the words that parents use in some cases reminded me of my relationship with my ADHD daughter.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I borrowed it from the amazon kindle lending library for several months, I now need to purchase the book. I want to have a copy for reference. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Satisfied
As a clinical social worker and author, I can really appreciate Ms. Levine's perspective on parenting. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Ray Erickson
Only someone who has fought in the trenches of fostering and raising teenagers could write with such clarity, wisdom and humor. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Phoebe B. Krebs
Great help in understanding why good kids become teenagers and sometimes do bad things. Includes illustrative stories and practical advise on how to deal with it. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Calliope