A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

Author: Joani Geltman
Pub Date: May 2014
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814433669
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433676

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The quitter. The narcissist. The clone. The smartphone addict, eyes fixed on the tiny screen, doing . . . what?

There’s a strange new creature living under your roof. Your job now is to figure out what makes your teen tick, and to steer them to a productive path—away from the lures and dangers of drinking, drugging, sexting, bullying, and other bad decisions.

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens makes it easier than ever before. Cutting through the teen drama and parental confusion, the book delivers fast answers and targeted solutions to 80 behaviors that drive parents nuts. Just locate the problem you’re dealing with, and you’ll find a brief but insightful analysis of what your teen is really thinking and feeling, along with smart, effective advice on what exactly you should say and do. By acting quickly, calmly, and knowledgeably, you can halt your teen’s spiral, open up the lines of communication, and get your child back into a positive, responsible, and respectful place.

Advance Praise for A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens is brimming with practical, useful advice; overflowing with humor and warmth; packed with wit and wisdom. An easy read-through, but also a hugely valuable reference for those moments when you need help NOW.”

Edward Hallowell, MD, founder of The Hallowell Centers

“When it comes to our kids, how often do we all wish a parenting expert was right there telling us how to deal with each situation that stumps us? The best thing about this book is we can look up the problem we’re facing and get a quick-fix answer. Because honestly, as parents, who has time to read a whole book on this stuff?”

Sara Gilbert, mom, actress, co-host of The Talk, and author of The Imperfect Environmentalist

Joani Geltman, MSW, has a master’s degree in social work and is an expert in child development and parenting. She presents her popular course, Adolescent Psychology, to schools and community groups; hosts Ask the Expert gatherings for parents; and provides home-based parent coaching services.

For more information on Joani and her work, visit her site at: www.joanigeltman.com.

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