Saving Today's Overwhelmed Teens with Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience


Author: Michael J. Bradley
Pub Date: April 2017
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438046
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438053

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Preface 4

Introduction 10

Part I The Anti-Adolescent Resilience Conspiracy 15

Chapter 1 A Generational View of Teen Suffering: The Kids Are Not All Right 19

Chapter 2 Contemporary Teen Culture: Their World Is Not All Right 27

Chapter 3 Teen Brains: Their Minds Are Not All Right (But That’s How It Should Be) 44

Chapter 4 US: Their Parents Are Not Doing So Great Either 59

Part II: Strategies and Tactics 79

Chapter 5 Resilience and Its 7 Strategies: Chairs Have 4 Legs; Soldiers and Teens Need 7 81

Chapter 6 Tactics: The Day-to-Day of How it Works (and How It Never Works) 110

Part III: Common Resilience Parenting Challenges: The Do’s and Don’ts 158

Chapter 7: Behavior (acts out; uses drugs; sleeps poorly; obsessively uses electronics; is excessively stressed) 160

Chapter 8: School (hates school; refuses work) 196

Chapter 9: Sex and Dating (dates a jerk; is sexually active) 207

Chapter 10: Social (gets bullied; is excessively shy) 215

Epilogue 227

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