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When Good Kids Do Bad Things - A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers by [Levine, Katherine Gordy]
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About the Author

Katherine Gordy Levine is a wife, mother, grandmother and professionally she has worked as the Program Coordinator, Mental Health Association NYC; Direct Group Home Program SCAN NY; Associate Adjunct Professor at Columbia University; and Director of Social Services at St Luke’s Women’s Hospital, among other leading professional roles. Katherine has spoken at close to 60 seminars, workshops and events. A sought after guest speaker she has spoken on topics such as family support, children’s mental health, anger management, family violence, parenting, intervention, self care and emotional fitness. She has been a guest speaker with the Institute on Psychiatric Services American Psychiatric Association, American Public Health Association, NASW’s Annual Conference, and she has spoken at universities across the country, from Portland to Washington. Her parenting skills were truly tested and developed when for twelve years she worked as a professional foster parent, helping almost 400 troubled teens. Much of that experience inspired her first book ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’. A self-confessed compulsive care-taker in recovery, Katherine then turned her attention to her second book, ‘Parents Are People Too’.

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  • File Size: 840 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Publisher: MetaPlume Corporation (May 8, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081NA4TK
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By Lynne Kenney on May 31, 2012
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If you are a parent of a teen (especially one who has broken some rules) you will wish to read this book. Simple, clear and effectively written, it offers practical advice and stories that parents can relate to. Katherine is a foster mom and counselor who offers no-nonsense advice that is accessible, friendly and not preachy. Wondering when to worry, when to act and how to keep on caring in the face of misbehavior? Katherine has actionable solutions for you. Her six step Caring Response is best posted on your fridge. If you are parenting teens for the first-time, this is sage advice that can help you take action rather than be paralyzed by fear. In this complicated era, advice from an experienced mom (and dad) is appreciated. Thank you, Katherine and Dave
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Katherine Gordy Levine exhibits love, humor and good practical common sense through her remarkable book.
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.
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I have worked with and known Katherine and her husband for many years. She is a patient and wonderful Teacher, Friend, Mentor and Mother. This book is a reflection of lessons learned, and guide for when your feeling like youve given it your last try. It's well worth the read!!
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When Good Kids do bad things: A survival Guide for parents by Kathy Levine

(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.
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Katherine gives parents invaluable and practical tools to stay connected to their kids when times get tough, and these tools create environments where change is possible. With great examples, humor and humility, this book is a must-read for anyone with teens in their life.
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This books is actually practical and useful not just theoretical. I have worked with teens in schools for 15 years and finally have tools to use directly with parents who are struggling. Highly recommended.
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