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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New research tells us our kids are not all right. Too many are struggling with excessive academic loads, extracurricular demands, sleep deprivation, and 24/7 connectivity, causing epidemic rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. While teen brains are hardwired for risk-taking and overactive emotions, their coping abilities are at all-time lows.

In response, Dr. Michael J. Bradley first explains what drives adolescent anger, depression, and negative behaviors, with insights into their unprecedented world today and into the latest teen brain science. Then, with proven strategies from his three decades of practice and his own years as a father, Dr. Bradley explains how to connect with your teen to build their life-saving resiliency. Resilience-focused parenting helps kids regain their footing, overcome obstacles, and successfully cope with the challenges ahead.

Advance Praise for Crazy-Stressed:

“For parents of today’s teens, the world is not the one you knew as a kid. The pressures on them to perform and compete are greater than ever; the virtual world has replaced the social everyday world with new plugged-in existences (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more), as well as addictions to video games and porn for guys. No wonder parents worry! To help parents navigate this challenging new millennium, Dr. Bradley draws on current research, clinical practice, and personal experience, offering parents practical solutions that will help their teens survive, thrive, and enjoy fuller lives.” — Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and author of Man Interrupted: Why Young Men Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It

“Dr. Mike Bradley takes the complex science of adolescence and brilliantly boils it down to concise, simple parenting concepts in ‘do-this, don’t-do-that’ language for parents of real-world teenagers. Along the way, he makes you laugh, cry, and end up closer with your teen!”— Michele Borba, Ed.D., Educational Psychologist and author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D., is a clinical psychologist, a leading expert on adolescent behavior, and is certified by the American College of Professional Psychology in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. The author of the bestselling Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy, he has been featured in the national media, including CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, and Rolling Stone.

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