Active Parenting of Teens, 3rd Edition

ISBN-10: 1597232319

ISBN-13: 9781597232319

Edition: 3rd

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Active Parenting Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

MICHAEL POPKIN, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Active Parenting Publishers, helping millions of parents to develop cooperation, responsibility, and courage in their children. Dr. Popkin lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his family. To find out more please visit his website

The Active Parent
Another Tough Century for Teenagers
The Tasks of Adolescence
The Purpose of Parenting
What Qualities of Character Are Important for Teens to Develop?
What Skills Will Teens Need for the 21st-century Workplace?
Styles of Parenting
Why Reward and Punishment often Backfire
Control versus Influence
Your Parent-Teen Relationship: Build It and They Will Come
Mutual Respect
The Method of Choice
Ethnic Identity Development
Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Storms at Sea
Family Enrichment Activity: Taking Time for Fun
Family Meeting: Choosing a Fun Family Activity
Home Activities
Chapter 1 Guide Sheets
Winning Communication
The Gift of Problems
Who Owns the Problem?
Communication: The Road to Cooperation
Mixed Messages
Avoiding Communication Blocks
The Heartbreak of Discouragement
Active Communication
The �Palms Up� Technique
Putting Active Communication to Work
Family Meeting: Getting to Know Your Teen Better
Family Enrichment Activity: Letter of Encouragement
Home Activities
Chapter 2 Guide Sheets
Responsibility and Discipline
What Is Responsibility?
Effective Discipline and the Problem-Handling Model
Basic Discipline Methods
Advanced Discipline Methods
The FLAC Method
Family Meeting: Problem Solving Using the FLAC Method
Parenting and Anger
Family Enrichment Activity: Positive �I� Messages
Home Activities
Chapter 3 Guide Sheets106
Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
Courage: One from the Heart
Self-Esteem: One from the Mind
The Thinlc-Feel-Do Cycle
Four Ways We Sometimes Discourage
Turning Discouragement into Encouragement
Self-Esteem, Courage, and Body Image
Understanding Teen Behavior: Purpose, not Cause
Five Goals of Teen Behavior
Positive and Negative Approaches to the Five Goals
How to Determine a Teen's Goal
Redirecting Your Teen's Behavior
Family Meeting: Problem-Prevention Talks
Family Enrichment Activity: Teaching Skills
Home Activities
Chapter 4 Guide Sheets
Drugs, Sexuality and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 1
Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
Ten Strategies to Prevent High-Risk Behavior
Model and teach positive values and choices
Educate teens about the risks
Filter OUT negative influences and IN positive ones
Establish clear guidelines for behavior
Establishing a No-Use Rule
Family Meeting: Preventing High-Risk Behavior
Family Enrichment Activity: Expressing Love
Home Activities
Chapter 5 Guide Sheets
Drugs, Sexuality and Violence: Reducing the Risks, Part 2
Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: More Prevention Strategies
Monitor and supervise teen behavior
Work with other parents
Provide healthy opportunities for challenge
Consult about how to resist peer pressure
Identify and confront high-risk behavior
Stages of Drug Use
Confronting Your Teen
Calmly manage a crisis
Family Council Meetings
Family Enrichment Activity: In Our Family
Letting Go
Home Activities
Active Communication Activity Answer Key
The Active Parenting of Teens Video-Based Program
Resource Guide
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