When to Worry How to Tell If Your Teen Needs Help--And What to Do about It

ISBN-10: 0814473636
ISBN-13: 9780814473634
Edition: 2007
Authors: Lisa Boesky
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Description: Parents can easily feel overwhelmed when faced with a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly-sensitive teenager. They wonder if these changes are a normal part of adolescence or if their teen is in need of help. When to Worry  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 7/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Parents can easily feel overwhelmed when faced with a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly-sensitive teenager. They wonder if these changes are a normal part of adolescence or if their teen is in need of help. When to Worry helps parents distinguish typical teenage behaviors from those that merit concern. It then walks parents through steps they can take to help troubled teens before it's too late. Parents will learn: warning signs of serious problems *how and where to get professional help *what solution works best for each problem *the pros and cons of medication When to Worry provides essential information on the full spectrum of problematic teenage issues including mood swings, depression, rebellion, low self-esteem, delinquency, school difficulties, alcohol and drug use, antisocial behavior, cutting, agression, and eating disorders.

What's normal and what's not
Is my teen normal? : teens displaying typical behavior vs. when to worry
Sad, mad, or bad : teens who are too moody
Unfocused and on the run : teens who cannot pay attention or have too much energy
Rebels without a cause : teens who break rules or laws
Run by fear : teens who stress, obsess, or are on edge
Under the influence : teens who use alcohol and other drugs
Hungry for help : teens too concerned about body image, weight and food
Secret pain : teens who cut or burn themselves
Ending it all : teens who think about dying
Not making the connection : teens who have a hard time "getting it"
Behaving bizarrely : teens who lose touch with reality
Getting help if necessary
What's going on? : obtaining the right evaluation for your teen
Help is on the way? : obtaining the right treatment for your teen
Family matters
You make a difference : positive parenting for teens with special needs
Don't forget your oxygen mask : the importance of self-care

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