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Staying connected to your teenager : how to keep them talking to you and how to hear what they're really saying / Michael Riera, PhD.

By: Riera, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, [2017]Edition: Da Capo Press revised edition.Description: xiv, 266 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780738219554; 073821955X.Subject(s): Parent and teenager | Teenagers | Adolescent psychologyDDC classification: 306.874 Summary: Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.
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How can families keep their connections strong when adolescence transforms even the happiest kids into defiant, independent teenagers? In the sage, practical Staying Connected to Your Teenager, family psychologist Michael Riera reveals that in every teen there are two very different people; many parents and guardians see only the rebellious child but miss seeing the more nuanced, increasingly adult thinker. It offers helpful strategies for promoting authentic, respectful conversations (whether in person, by text, or online); moving from a "managing" to a "consulting" role in a teen's life; understanding and working with normal adolescent development; and guiding kids on everything from social media to college applications. Riera shows how to bring out the best in a teen--and, consequently, in an entire family.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253) and index.

Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent's changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Late at Night (p. 9)
  • 2 Narcissism 101 (p. 27)
  • 3 Give Up on Lectures and Advice (p. 47)
  • 4 The Car (p. 61)
  • 5 Mastery over Compliance (p. 77)
  • 6 The Sexes Are Different, and This Is Good News! (p. 99)
  • 7 Grandparents: The Secret Weapon (p. 123)
  • 8 Self-Esteem Through Integrity (p. 131)
  • 9 Indirect Communication (p. 149)
  • 10 Technology: Social Media and Gaming (p. 173)
  • 11 Extend the Comfort Zone (p. 189)
  • 12 Applying to and Selecting a College (p. 215)
  • 13 Know Your Village (p. 227)
  • Conclusion (p. 247)
  • Additional Reading (p. 249)
  • Notes (p. 251)
  • Index (p. 255)