When a teenager says, “I don’t need high school; I can make it on my own,” what is a parent’s most constructive reaction? When Mom’s not-quite-grown-up says, “There’s no problem with pregnancy these days,” what’s a mother to say to that?
Dr. Roger McIntire’s new book, Raising Your Teenager, provides solid, proven methods that actually work to help parents respond to questions their teens pose while developing the kind of healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime. From years of experience as family therapist, professor, author, and father of three, Dr. McIntire describes the five crucial skills parents need to enjoy the teen years with the confidence to guide their teenager through the inevitable conflicts and changes of those years.
Small Press Bookwatch says, “…a useful resource for any parent feeling they are in over their head with their teen.” Chris Goforth, BookDads.com, says, “…this book does a thorough job of tackling most subjects… important to our teens.”
The five skills are:
1.Knowing how to talk with your teenager. A good start here and the whole week will go better.
2.Knowing the family “games.” Parents who are aware of these games can smooth the family airwaves.
3.Steering through the minefield of bad habits. From bad movies, violent computer games, and gutter language to sex, alcohol and drugs, steer clear of trouble.
4.Teaching school strategies. School can be the largest part of happiness in the teenage years. Any help that a parent can give will last a lifetime.
5.Coaching about time, money and happiness. Know the guideposts.
Dr. McIntire has written eight books for parents available worldwide in eight different languages. He taught child psychology and principles of family therapy and counseling at the University of Maryland for 32 years. He is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows and speaker at workshops for parents, teachers, and counselors. His biweekly parenting column is available through the Martinsburg Journal and online at parentsuccess.com. For more information on Dr. McIntire, find him on Wikipedia, or visit his blog at RogerMcIntire.wordpress.com.
Other reviewer comments:
“Raising Your Teenager is an invaluable guidebook—whether you are a first-time pre-teen parent or a veteran.” Wendy Summer, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Professional Counselor.
“Immenselly helpful and easy to read, with lots of cross-cultural relevance.” Dr. Lucy Y. Steinitz, Regional Technical Advisor for Children and Families (Africa).
“[McIntire] addresses typical teen problems…in practical ways that get results…an excellent guide for parents of teens. If I had to recommend one such book, this is it.” W. Joseph Wyatt, Professor of Psychology, Marshall University.
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