Life Stage: A Difficult Teen
- Boundaries with Teens: When to say yes, How to say No (by Dr. John Townsend) offers advice on how to deal with disrespectful attitudes and irresponsible behaviors in your teen, how to set healthy limits and realistic consequences, how to be loving and caring while establishing rules, and how to determine specific strategies to deal with problems, both big and small.
- Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy (by Michael Bradley) explains that the most advanced parts of brain development aren't completed until adolescence is nearly over. As a result, teens can appear unstable, dysfunctional and unpredictable, with temporarily impaired judgment and decision-making processes. The good news is that parents do make a difference, and Bradley clearly explains how parents can encourage and guide their kids through these tumultuous years. (Disclaimer: This book contains some strong language describing difficult situations.)
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