Your Defiant Teen 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship

ISBN-10: 1593855834

ISBN-13: 9781593855833

Edition: 2008

Authors: Russell A. Barkley, Arthur L. Robin, Christine M. Benton

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When your teen's rebellious behavior "Crosses the line," How can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping parents and kinds resolve standoffs and repair their relationships. Now they've distilled their approach into a clinically proven self-help program that can help you break through to your teen and rebuild trust. Centered around 10 simple steps that lead to better behavior, Your Defiant Teen provides practical guidelines for putting an end to the hostilities. You'll learn realistic ways to foster mutual respect, introduce cooperative problem solving, and strengthen family relationships-while giving your teen vital skills for becoming a mature, independent adult. Book jacket.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 2/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 0.880

Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Chief of Psychology at Children's Hospital of Michigan. The author of many articles and chapters on ADHD, parent/n-/teen relations, and eating disorders, he is the coauthor (with Sharon L. Foster) of [ital]Negotiating Parent/n-/Adolescent Conflict.[/ital] Dr. Robin is a practicing clinical psychologist with University Psychiatric Services in Detroit and Farmington Hills, Michigan.

You and Your Defiant Teen
What Defiance Is-and What You Should Do about It
How Defiance Develops
What Does Adolescence Have to Do with It?
Is It Just Your Teen's Personality?
Where Do You Come In?
How to Find a Way Out
10 Steps to a Better Relationship with Your Teen-and a Better Future for Your Teen
Getting Ready
Step 1. Making Positive One-on-One Time a Habit
Step 2. A New Way to Manage Behavior
Step 3. Contracts and Point Systems: How Teens Can Earn Privileges
Step 4. Making the Punishment Really Fit the Crime
Step 5. Tackling Additional Issues with Rewards and Penalties
Step 6. Addressing Defiant Behavior in School and Conflicts over Homework
Step 7. Using Problem-Solving Skills
Step 8. Learning and Practicing Communication Skills
Step 9. Dealing with Unreasonable Beliefs and Expectations
Step 10. Keeping It Together
Sample Problem-Solving Worksheets
How to Find a Therapist
About the Authors
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