Teenagers 101

What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed

 Teenagers 101

Author: Rebecca Deurlein
Pub Date: November 2014
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814434659
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814434666

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER 1 How to Motivate Your Kids 7

CHAPTER 2 How to Encourage Perseverance in the Age of Instant Gratification 33

CHAPTER 3 Too Old to Run to Mom or Dad: When to Get Involved and When to Step Back 49

CHAPTER 4 Getting Teens to Accept Responsibility for Their Work, Their Decisions, and Their Mistakes 65

CHAPTER 5 How to Get the Most from Parent-Teacher Conferences and Open Houses 85

CHAPTER 6 Homework and Extracurriculars: Should You Still Be Involved in High School? 107

CHAPTER 7 The Real Value of Advanced Placement (AP) Courses—and Who Should Take Them 129

CHAPTER 8 College Isn’t for Everyone: Is It Best for Your Child? 147

CHAPTER 9 The Dangers of Coddling: Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Self-Esteem 165

CHAPTER 10 Making Sure Teens Know That the Way They Look and Sound Matters 179

CHAPTER 11 Getting Kids Organized: A Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Success 195

CHAPTER 12 How to Prepare Your Teens for Adulthood 211

CONCLUSION: All We Can Do Is Our Best 231

NOTES 235

INDEX 238

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 246

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