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Teen Tips A Practical Survival Guide for Parents with Kids 11-19

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ISBN-10: 0743474368

ISBN-13: 9780743474368

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tom McMahon

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

As an educator, Tom McMahon has experience at the elementary, junior high, senior high, and college levels, including twenty years as a professor of counseling and psychology at Ohlone College in Fremont, California. His collection of advice for parents of teenagers, Teen Tips, is available from Pocket Books. Tom McMahon writes a weekly newspaper parenting column for The Oregonian, is a frequent guest speaker on parenting, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Oprah, Good Morning America, and the CNN and Fox television networks. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

A Personal Introduction
Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Reflecting on Your Own Teen Years
Understanding Your Teenager
Physical Development
Cognitive Development
Identity Development
Milk and Cookies Don't Work Anymore
Switching Gears for the Teen Years
Parent Skill Builder: Building a Bond in Early Adolescence
Letting Go: Encouraging Independence
Pick Your Battles
Parent Skill Builder: Pick Your Battles
Making Those Tough Decisions
Talking and Listening to Your Teen
The Gift of Listening
Parent Skill Builder: Active Listening
Parent Skill Builder: Empathy
Best Places for Talks
Know When to Back Off Too
Communication Stoppers: Nagging and Lecturing
Dealing with Moodiness and Depression
Parent Skill Builder: Recognizing Suicidal Behavior
Responsibilities
Chores and Allowance
Clothing Allowance
Part-time Jobs
Money Management
Friendships
Friends and Peers
Questionable Friends
Peer Pressure
Parent Skill Builder: Role-Playing
Phone Calls
Teen Parties and Sleepovers
Parent Skill Builder: A Parent's Guide to Teen Parties
School and Learning
Learning
School
Homework
Parent Skill Builder: Teaching Good Study Habits
Leisure Activities and Curfews
Leisure Activities
Mom and Dad as Taxi Drivers
Evening Activities
Curfews
Television
After School
Discipline: Setting Limits
Family Rules
Discipline Strategies
Natural Consequences
Positive Reinforcement: Catch Them Being Good
Disagreements
Parent Skill Builder: The Art of Successful Confrontation
When Communication Breaks Down
Dealing with a Crisis
Parent Skill Builder: The Toughlove Program
Values
Teaching Values
Parent Skill Builder: It Takes a Village to Raise a Teenager
Parents as Role Models
Volunteering and Helping Others
Sexuality and Dating
Teen Sexuality
Dating
Parent Skill Builder: Preventing Date Rape
Driving
Learning to Drive
Parent Skill Builder: Driving Contract for Teens
Parent Skill Builder: Is Your Teenager Ready for a License?
Drinking and Driving
Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol
Marijuana
MDMA (Ecstasy)
Teenage Drug Addiction: A Success Story
Parent Skill Builder: Possible Signs of Teen Drug Abuse
Promoting a Healthy Self-concept
Self-esteem
Parent Skill Builder: Recognizing Eating Disorders
Valuing Your Teen's Uniqueness
Teen-Family Relationships
Teens Need Love and Support
Promoting Family Time
Parent Skill Builder: Family Meetings
Parent-Teen Dates
Mutual Respect
Parents Are Real People Too
Siblings
Family Vacations
Divorce and Stepparenting
Coping with Divorce
Parent Skill Builder: Helping Children Cope with Divorce
Stepparenting and Blended Families
Parent Skill Builder: Enriching Stepfamilies
Looking Toward the Future: College and Careers
Planning and Attending College
Parent Skill Builder: Planning for College Begins in Junior High
Careers
Ten Things You Can Do to Improve the Lives of Teens
Notes
Index
Know a Good Teen Tip?