Stop Negotiating with Your Teen Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent

ISBN-10: 0399527893
ISBN-13: 9780399527890
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

A psychologist offers peace-making strategies for parents who don't know where to turn. The sullen, withdrawn, sarcastic teenager. The defensive, wary, and helpless parent. This book builds a bridge between the two sides--with practical and supportive advice on how to: * Contain conflicts before they escalate into violence * Break through the teen's verbal intimidation * Avoid futile arguments * Turn confrontation into communication * Stand firm against teen rage * Manage teen manipulation * Build the teen's self-esteem * Talk to teens when no one knows what to say For ever parent who's screamed, what am I going to do with you?, this book finally provides the answer.

Janet Sasson Edgette, Psy.D, MPH, is a clinician in private practice in the Philadelphia area and the author of Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent and the coauthor of The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Regaining Influence over the Difficult Teenage Child
How Teenagers Neutralize Their Parents' Authority
How Teenagers Are Overindulged
Why Parents Back Down
How Parents Lose Credibility
Helping the Teenager Assume Responsibility
Helping Kids Save Face
Family Stories
Adam: Managing the Volatile Adolescent
Mariah: Managing the Secretive Adolescent
David: Helping the Depressed, Irritable Adolescent
Conclusion
Nothing You Say Will Matter Until You Matter
Index
About the Author

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