Though today's youth culture may seem totally self-centred, kids still want close relationships with the significant adults in their lives. Like generations before them, they also want to be noticed for the contributions they can make. What they need, though, is compassion and encouragement from their parents. Combining inspi... read more
When does normal teenage behaviour become something you really need to worry about? When to Really Worry by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will help you find out.
In this insightful book, one of Australia's leading authorities on adolescent mental health, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, offers practical information on the symptoms, ca... read more
This is a follow-up to Michael Carr-Gregg's hugely popular "Surviving Adolescents". This time, he focuses on the special trials of raising adolescent girls: what to do when your previously quiet, beautiful and loving girl-child morphs into a restless, rebellious stranger who behaves like a responsible adult one day and a spoi... read more
Does your teenager sometimes leave you feeling so far out of your depth your head hurts? Has your teenage son lost the gift of speech? Does your teenage daughter blame you for everything, including global warming? Ever found yourself being frowned at, scowled at, or just plain screamed at for no good reason? Welcome to the te... read more
|Author:||Ian Lambie & Les Simmonds|
Many parents feel anxious about coping with teenagers - it's not surprising given all the horror stories you hear. Other parents warn us of previously docile and compliant children who appear to have undergone personality changes and become more like mini psychopaths - turning sullen, rebellious and moody overnight. You hear ... read more
Teenagers are tough and anyone who has their own needs help. Here it is: a witty, enjoyable and genuinely helpful guide that breaks the mould. "Get Out Of My Life" offers practical alternatives to anger, nagging and frustration, and specific recommendations for developing better relationships with even the most difficult teen... read more
|Author:||Ken and Elizabeth Mellor|
How to guide the journey to adulthood. The ideas and techniques in Teen Stages include many approaches from parents who raised their children successfully - approaches that have stood the test of time. Ken and Elizabeth Mellor are internationally renowned parent educators who each have over 30 years' experience in working wit... read more
|Author:||William Md Glasser|
Glasser urges parents and teachers to reject the philosophy of 'laying down the law' with teenagers (e.g. by grounding them and trying to coerce them into changing their behaviour). These strategies have never worked, says the world-renowned psychiatrist. Instead he offers an approach based on Choice Theory, spelling out pare... read more
There are hundreds of books by adults and experts giving advice to parents on parenting teenagers. This book is different. In this book,teenagers have the opportunity to guide parents on how to parent them; what works, what doesnÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt and why. What better way is there than to hear it from the teenagers th... read more
While our kids are safer now than they have ever been, we are constantly fearful for them. We drive them everywhere, organise their time, and cocoon them from every imaginable danger, assuming we're doing the right thing. Even when they are teenagers we continue to manage their lives, and unwittingly prevent their development... read more
|Author:||Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish Illustrated by Kimberley Ann Coe|
Best-selling authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish examine the inevitable stresses faced by parents of teenagers. Through role play and discussion, they show how to keep communication open with rebellious offspring, how to let go gracefully and yet retain respect and some degree of co-operation throughout these difficult years.
Teenagers are tough, and anyone who has their own needs help. Here it is: a witty, enjoyable, groundbreaking and genuinely helpful guide that breaks the mould. This is the best survival guide for parents who find themselves marooned among incomprehensible and volatile aliens on Planet Teen. It looks at all the difficult issue... read more
Mothers and teenage daughters argue in an attempt to negotiate changes in their relationship. Here a Cambridge University social psychologist uses case studies and conversations to show how to interpret such interactions and emerge with a new closeness. First published 2004.
This book is about boyfriends and girlfriends - getting them, keeping them and moving on from them. Young people put enormous energy into these processes: they worry, they hope, they conspire and they cry because, in a sense, having a boyfriend or girlfriend is about much more than just having a boyfriend or girlfriend. Us... read more
In the vein of Celia Lashlie's Good Man Project which became the basis for her international bestseller, He llBe OK, in-depth research has been undertaken with schoolboys of various ages to canvass their views on current schooling, what worries them and how schools could enhance their education opportunities. The ground-bre... read more
With illuminating case histories and wise words from other parents and writers, Confident Teens suggests ways to communicate successfully with an often uncommunicative teenager. Psychotherapist Gael Lindenfield aims to build confidence in both parent and teenager through such advice as: listen three times as much as you t... read more
The perfect book for parents who feel ill at ease or ill-equipped to discuss sex with their kids. Excellent conversation starters as well as smart answers to the difficult questions your teen will ask, and lots of great ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂjust the factsÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ boxes.ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ From beyond the birds and the bees to dating, wai... read more
Teenagers need to feel that they are loved. Yet communicating this truth to kids can be challenging. This book will give parents new insights into how and why teens need to be loved differently from pre-teens, and about teenage misbehavior.
Surviving Adolescents is the sensible, sanity-saving guide every household needs. Young people today enter puberty earlier than ever before and leave home later. The good news is that teenagers aren't impossible to live with, especially if parents adopt the common-sense strategies set out in this book. Dr Michael Carr-Gr... read more
As a parent you know that your child is not just another teenager, struggling to grow up. She is your daughter. That in itself makes her the most unique and important teenager in the world. But when your sweet little girl suddenly stops talking, wont do anything you tell her to do, and starts dressing like she stepped out of ... read more