Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Surviving Your Adolescents

How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds

Teens can be a difficult, demanding and turn into a whole new creature before our very eyes.  So what's a parent to do?

Surviving Your Adolescents by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. is a comprehensive look at managing those difficult teen years between 13 and 18.  In this book Phelan give practical advice for the frustrated parent.

Here's what you can learn;

Part 1:  Straight Thinking ~ Find out what's normal and how you respond
Part 2:  Don't Take it Personal ~  Keep your emotions in check and learn to respond, not react.
Part 3:  Manage & Let Go ~ Intervention examples and roles, managing the Big Four Risks
Part 4:  Stay in Touch ~ What to do and not to do
Part 5:  Take Care of Yourself ~ Parenting in mid-life, how to care for yourself
Part 6:  Relax and Enjoy the Movie ~ A must read chapter

Don't spend another minute banging your head against the teenage-wall, grab a copy of Surviving Your Adolescents.  And even if your child isn't a teenager yet, this book is a great pre-teen prep - get armed, it's coming.

Surviving Your Adolescents; How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or check out your local book retailer.

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About the Author:

Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder. He is best known as the author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 which has sold more than 1,300,000 copies! It is also available as an audiobook and DVD. He has also authored six other books (most are also available as audio books & DVDs, both in English and Spanish) and countless articles.

Dr. Phelan is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. He received his Doctorate from Loyola University in 1970 after completing his internship at the Loyola Child Guidance Center. He is the founder and past president of the Illinois Association for Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder (IAHADD), a support group for parents of ADD children. He has also served on the boards of directors for both ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for the parents of children with ADD.

He and his wife of 40 years raised two children and experienced first-hand many of the problems he now helps parents tackle. “My goal is to help parents avoid some of the turmoil we experienced, and which I hear about from other parents every day,” comments Phelan. “With some basic understanding of what makes children and teenagers tick—and a ton of patience—parenthood can provide some of life’s greatest rewards.”


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