What Every Parent Has to Know


Author: Rob Parsons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444719319

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 9614

Rob Parsons explains how to cope with this often disruptive period in a family's life and how to continue feeling close to your teenagers as they grow up and become increasingly independent. He gives clear and easy to follow advice making sure that you will not feel on your own and you will be able to make the most of your precious time with your children. 'Insightful and practical. It will help every parent navigate those turbulent teenage years.' - David Lumsdon, Educational Psychology Academic and Professional Tutor, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 'This incredible book will save not just our relationships with our children, but our sanity. And the really lucky ones will discover it before their kids are teenagers.' - Parentalk 'It was as if somebody turned on a light. This book whispered to me, 'You're not the worst mother on the face of the earth. This stuff with your teenager is normal.' - Jennie, mother of three teenagers

The Terrible Teens

What Every Parent Needs to Know


Author: Kate Figes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 7196

Living with teenagers can be more stressful and emotional than anything parents have previously experienced. While there are dozens of books on development in young children, books on adolescent development and how to cope are almost non-existent. Kate Figes redresses the balance. Based on the advice of experts and interviews with parents and their children, this informed and practical analysis of the difficulties young people face growing up today will be essential reading for any parent.

Real Issues, Real Teens!

What Your Teen Really Wants from You


Author: T. Suzanne Eller

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781440585

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 7615

Do you REALLY know what's on your teen's mind? Do you want to know the truth? This is a must-have book for anyone who loves a teen! Includes a Reader's Guide for personal reflection.

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult


Author: Michael McManmon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004352

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 2785

Many teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and insights from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult. This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them.

Teenagers and Self Harm

What Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646942940


Page: N.A

View: 3064

Written for parents, teachers and health professionals, this resource is intended to provide crucial up-to-date information for understanding and responding appropriately to teenagers who self-harm.

Predators and Child Molesters

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Keep Kids Safe


Author: Robin Sax

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920633

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 3030

VOTED BOOK OF THE YEAR! by the Amber Alert RegistryForeword by Marc Klaas, Founder and President of KlaasKids FoundationFinally! A hard-hitting Q&A on predators and child molesters. Sax''s book is a must read for anyone concerned about the safety and well-being of America''s children. As a former felony prosecutor of crimes on children, this is Crime & Prevention 101.-NANCY GRACE, Former prosecutor, host of HLN Prime Time''s Nancy Grace and author of the New York Times best seller Objection! - How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice SystemThere is no crime-not even murder-that worries and sickens parents more than child sexual abuse. Parents wonder how to protect their children when almost every day the news reports another incident of someone in authority arrested on suspicion of child abuse-from clergy and teachers to family members themselves. Even law enforcement has had trouble defining the problem and only recently has the Department of Justice begun recording statistics of sexual assault against children. Amid the confusion generated by sensational news reports and uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of child sexual abuse, what can parents do?In this straightforward, clearly written guidebook, veteran sex-crimes prosecutor and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Robin Sax answers one hundred questions that she has most often encountered in her fifteen years of experience. From the definition of abuse to the profiles of a predator to how to report an incident and to whom, Sax provides practical, reassuring, and appropriate information.For ease of use, the book is organized into six major sections:?Recognizing predators: molesters, pedophiles, and opportunists?Talking to kids about risks and identifying potential problems?Recognizing abuse?Reporting sexual abuse?Going to court?Healing and moving onSax makes it clear that protecting children begins with every parent in the home. Parents must view protecting children from the potential of sexual assault as a priority. Teaching children preventive measures should be viewed as important as teaching kids how to dial 9-1-1.Sax concludes by emphasizing that the best defense against sexual offenders is information. Her book provides realistic answers to empower parents and educators, even in the face of one of life''s scariest threats.MORE PRAISE FOR ROBIN SAX''S NEW BOOK:Sax has written an exhaustive treatise on predators, which at the same time is an excellent resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, lawyers and anyone who cares about protecting children from sexual abuse. If you want to know what to expect from the ''system'' or just want to know how to protect you and your loved ones, you must read this book. Sax provides her information objectively and realistically and is a must read for everyone who wants to protect children.-MARK GERAGOS, Preeminent criminal trial lawyer; Frequent guest and legal commentator on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other programsPredators and Child Molesters answers everything you wanted to ask and tells everything you need to know to prevent your worst nightmare and possible lifelong torment for your child. Sax writes in an easy-to-read format providing practical answers for keeping youngsters safe. This is a must read for every parent or anyone who cares for kids.-MARK GOULSTON, Huffington PostPredators aren''t only found in the jungles or on the savannah; they are just down the street, at the mall, and, sometimes, in our very own homes. But unlike the lions and tigers of the wild, domestic human hunters can go unrecognized until it is too late. In this must-read book, Robin Sax shares her expertise from years as a sex crimes prosecutor, helping parents understand how pedophiles operate and what they can do to make sure their children don''t fall victim to them.-PAT BROWN, Criminal ProfilerRobin Sax (Los Angeles, CA) is a former deputy district attorney for


What Every Parent Needs to Know


Author: Michael I. Reiff,American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581104516

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 5284

Offers an overview on the disorder that includes updates about diagnosis, treatment options, school services, legislation, and methods for managing preschool and adolescent sufferers.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

What Every Parent Needs to Know


Author: Alan I. Rosenblatt,Paul S. Carbone,American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581106510

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9853

Offers an overview of how to care for a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, with information on symptoms, causes, treatments, education, medical care, community resources, developmental milestones, child advocacy, and family challenges.

The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults


Author: Frances E. Jensen,Amy Ellis Nutt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062067869

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 3275

A New York Times Bestseller Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Samples of some of the most recent findings include: Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain. Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior. Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ. Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers. Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child

What Every Parent Needs to Know


Author: John C. Maxwell,Tim Elmore

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418508330

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 244

View: 6756

Informative, challenging and often humorous, this work explores mentoring the basic types of children and provides real-life insights on how to help them reach their full potential. Whether you have a driver, a diplomat, or a dreamer, you need to give your child permission to dream big and to dream right. Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child provides the tools for parents who want more than average for their children and who seek to inspire the pursuit of vision larger than they are.

Teenagers 101

What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed


Author: Rebecca Deurlein

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814434665

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2932

As a parent, you want to see your teen succeed in school and in life—and you do your best to help. But how do you know what will make a difference? Maybe it’s time to listen to a teacher. Day in and day out, teachers watch kids interact with peers, make decisions, deal with difficulty, accept or deflect responsibility . . . Teachers are our eyes and ears—and there’s a lot they wish we knew. In Teenagers 101, veteran high school teacher Rebecca Deurlein examines how we can support our teens as they cope with the challenges of the modern world. In an age of instant gratification, how do they learn to work hard? How do they become self-reliant when Mom and Dad are quick to step in? How do they make the transition from kids to adults? Speaking as an educator and a parent herself, Deurlein offers practical strategies for getting teens to: Be self-motivated • Take responsibility for learning • Puzzle through problems • Become their own advocate • Present themselves well • And more Packed with engaging anecdotes and backed by years of experience, Teenagers 101 is a crash course on the skills teenagers everywhere need to thrive in college and beyond.


What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear


Author: Carrie Goldman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062205897

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 1149

The mother of a bullied first grader, popular blogger Carrie Goldman’s inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. In Bullied, she gives us a guide to the crucial lessons and actionable guidance she’s learned about how to stop bullying before it starts. It is a book born from Goldman’s post about the ridicule her daughter suffered for bringing a Star Wars thermos to school—a story that went viral on Facebook and Twitter before exploding everywhere, from CNN.com and Yahoo.com to sites all around the world. Written in Goldman’s warm, engaging style, Bullied is an important and very necessary read for parents, educators, self-professed “Girl Geeks,” or anyone who has ever felt victimized by a bully, online or in person. Bullied has been recognized with Gold Awards at the 2013 National Parenting Publications Awards and the 2013 Mom's Choice Awards.

What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager!

A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Ages 11 Â 19


Author: Arden Greenspan-Goldberg

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402256256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 9804

Handy and practical, What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager! is a Q & A-driven book filled with advice on how to handle typical teenage girl situations calmly and effectively. Based on the philosophy that prevention is all about anticipation and preparation, this book is a must have for any mom coping with a teenage daughter. It's a book that aims to prepare moms in advance for the issues they'll face and gives them the scripts and advice they need to deal with the here and now: stay calm, keep a sense of humor, and take a step back.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video Games

A Gamer Explores the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Virtual World


Author: Richard Abanes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736917407

Category: Games

Page: 124

View: 8364

In this helpful primer, an award-winning journalist and experienced gamer gives readers a survey of the field and a framework for thinking through the issues in order to make judgments about not only what is shown in games, but how it's shown, in what context, and what overall message is being delivered.

School Shootings

What Every Parent and Educator Needs to Know to Protect Our Children


Author: Joseph A. Lieberman

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806530710

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8151

Examines how and why school shootings occur, investigates the individuals responsible for the crimes and studies the cultural climate that precedes this type of violence, both internationally and within the United States.

I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up

What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens Today


Author: Anthony Wolf

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062092502

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 9434

A practicing clinical psychologist for children and adolescents, Anthony Wolf, author of the phenomenal bestseller Get Out Of My Life, But First Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? (“I love this book!” —Parenting Magazine) returns with another wise, funny, and eminently practical guide to raising and understanding teenagers. I’d Listen to My Parents If They’d Just Shut Up offers frustrated moms and dads humorous, dialog-based advice and techniques for what to say and not to say when parenting teens today.

Your Child

A Parent's Guide to the Changes and Challenges of Childhood


Author: AACAP,David Pruitt

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780062701589

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 3249

What does a typical three-year-old feel and think about? What can you anticipate from your six-year-old as he begins school, or if there is a death in the family? How will your ten-year-old respond to the news that her parents are divorcing? What does it mean that your eight-year-old seems to lie regularly? By describing the developmental milestones of childhood, discussing specific questions and concerns and examining more troublesome problems, this invaluable book is designed to provide guidance for your day-to-day interactions with your child. It covers a range of practical issues, from choosing your baby's doctor to dealing with sleep problems, from bolstering a child's self-esteem to helping a child manage school difficulties, from selecting age-appropriate toys to helping your child cope with divorce, death, or other circumstances disrupting family life. Your Child also moves beyond the day-to-day quandaries and concerns to those that represent more serious obstacles to a child's development and family life. The latter sections of the book provide extensive discussion of the developmental problems that usually require professional intervention, including emotional disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, persistent sleep difficulties, and psychotic disorders. The information provided in these sections will help you to recognize and understand these serious disorders and offers practical advice and useful information to guide you through the who, where, when, and why of getting help for your child. Written by members of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the leading national association of physicians dedicated to the healthy mental development of children and adolescents, Your Child is the only reference to offer comprehensive and accessible information for parents on the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development of children from infancy through the preadolescent years. No other book offers such thorough information on: Understanding your child's developmental achievements in the day-to-day challenges of growing up Determining when your child's behavior is normal and when it's a signal for professional help Getting help for your child--including practical and reassuring advice on the many aspects of mental health treatment and the professions involved

How to Really Parent Your Teenager

Raising Balanced Teens in an Unbalanced World


Author: Ross Campbell,Rob Suggs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0849945429

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 8690

In this timely, relevant guide, parents will learn proactive strategies for unpacking one of God's greatest mysteries: their teenager. It provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of this tumultuous world of adolescence, outlining strategies for parents to be relevant and effective.

Teenagers Learn What They Live

Parenting to Inspire Integrity & Independence


Author: Rachel Harris,Dorothy Law Nolte

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761157115

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 6766

Parenting by example. Using the simple, powerful message that turned Children Learn What They Live into an international bestseller with over 1.5 million copies in print, Drs. Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris bring their unique perspective to families with adolescents. Structured, like the first book, around an inspirational poem, Teenagers Learn What They Live addresses the turbulent teenage years, when a stew of hormones, pressures, and temptations makes for such extreme challenges for parents and children. Teenagers addresses popularity and peer pressure ("If teenagers live with rejection, they learn to feel lost"); the responsibilities of maturity ("If teenagers live with too many rules, they learn how to get around them./ If teenagers live with too few rules, they learn to ignore the needs of others"); body image and the allure of cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol ("If teenagers live with healthy habits, they learn to be kind to their bodies"). Central to the book are ways for parents to communicate with their teenage children-including how to deal with being "tuned out" and when to start the conversation again-and how to strike the right balance between holding on and accepting a teen's growing independence. Hundreds of examples of parent-child interactions cover everything from the all-night graduation party to problems of sexual identity, providing great guidance as well as effective conversation starters.

One Parent's Story, Struggle ''Teenagers'' What Was I Thinking!


Author: Leon Segers Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479731005

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 9440

Although the title of this book indicates "One parent's story, struggle" it's actually about the battle between all parents and teens; or simply adults and teens in general. I say battle, but it has actually risen to the potential for what I call generational warfare. Basically, teenagers have little respect for adults; especially parents. The protocol is simple; and yes most adults do recall progressing strategically in the same way during their own youth. Even before we're born; we make demands. Then after we've grown a few years; we make many more demands. By the age of ten to thirteen, we more than expect those demands to unquestionably be met. Finally by the last 3 to 5 years of youth while living at home with our parents; we've assessed who our biggest enemy is and how we would like to take down who we now see as both an enemy, and a "dictator". Simply put: after you've bitten the hand that feeds you for so long; that hand begins to appear useless. And once that represents uselessness; the person behind that outreaching hand, also serves no purpose to you. So the stage is set. Teenagers won't look back with any sense of appreciation; and parents, who also continued to grow; will look back and wonder: was it all worth it. Many are optimistic, while others are in denial. But most can only feel one thing "What was I thinking."