When Good Kids Do Bad Things - A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers Kindle Edition
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(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. I wish I had read this book when she was a child! As a parent this guide will help you feel at ease because "you are not alone." I always felt alone with my struggles with my daughter. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs inspiration and healing from their past or for learning how to deal with when good kids do bad things.
© 2012 Jackie Paulson
Reading this book, you get the clear understanding that she has been there and done that. Parents of good kids who are doing bad things can gain refuge in Katherine's no nonsense and direct approach to problem solving. This book takes on serious subject matter, but treats it humanely and humorously. If you are one of the millions of parents who are caught up in the stormy seas of their children's poor choices then When Good Kids Do Bad Things is for you. Don't delay! Buy it TODAY!
Ray Erickson, LCSW and author of Ten Tips to Tame Your Teen: Strategies That Work!
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.