In recent decades, raising children has become increasingly different—and perhaps more difficult—than it has been in past generations. However, there are ways to communicate with the youth of today as this easy-to-read guide indicates. Within this book, parents can learn how to understand and interact with teenage behaviors and emotional issues and how to instill responsible behavior in their adolescents. Common teenage reactions in everyday situations are addressed so that parents may alert themselves to what is normal and what is not. Interactions with the internet and violence in schools and their effects on the average teenager are also discussed.
Dr. Fontenelle answers many parents’ concerns of whether they have any control over their teenager’s current behavior by explaining that qualities such as rebellion and occasional anger are part of a healthy drive toward maturity and independence. He provides proven methods that enable parents to relate to their teens and coexist with them daily as well as to recognize the signs that indicate that they may need to seek professional help. This easy-to-follow guide will become an essential handbook for every parent.
About the Author
Don Fontenelle received his PhD in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and has practiced for more than a quarter century, spending most of his career working with children, parents, and teachers. He has authored thirteen books on the subject and his workshops on child and adolescent behavior have been widely praised. He is also the author of How to Live with Your Children, The Parent’s Guide to Solving School Problems, and How to Be a Good Parent: By Dealing Effectively with the Most Common Behavior Problems of Children, all published by Pelican.
KEYS TO PARENTING YOUR TEENAGER
By Don Fontenelle
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
224 pp. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
Glossary Biblio. Index
ISBN: 9781935235088 pb