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Highlights

  • Teen daughters are on an emotional rollercoaster, and responding in kind adds fuel to the fire.
  • About the Author: COLLEEN O'GRADY is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a thriving private practice--and the mother of a teenage daughter.
  • 256 Pages
  • Family + Relationships, Life Stages

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About the Book



Got drama? You do if you have a teenage daughter. Learn how to defuse the drama . . . and dial up the joy!



Book Synopsis



Teen daughters are on an emotional rollercoaster, and responding in kind adds fuel to the fire. It's important for moms to be a stable anchor during this stage in their life.

Family therapist and mom Colleen O'Grady shares what she learned firsthand during her own daughter's teenage years about how best to calmly de-escalate even the most stressful scenes and parent intentionally even when your teen is pushing you away.

In Dial Down the Drama, O'Grady shows every mom how to learn to:

  • Regain perspective
  • Break the cycle of conflict
  • Tune into her daughter without drowning in the drama
  • Foster spontaneous conversations
  • Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action
  • And much more!

Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us. This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama - and dial up the joy.

As Colleen has said, you don't dial down the drama in order to survive the teenage years; you do so because you actually can enjoy them! Dial Down the Drama provides the tools you need to do just that.



From the Back Cover



Are you done with the drama in your house? Tired of conflict defining your life? Do you miss the close relationship you once had with your daughter?

Millions of mothers are at wit's end. They not only struggle with their volatile teens, but most also are unprepared for the tangle of emotions it triggers. . . .

You love your daughter.

You resent her bad attitude.

You worry about her choices.

You get hurt that she's pushing you away.

You feel overwhelmed trying to juggle it all.

You just can't stand one more eye roll or slammed door.

No wonder moms lash out when teens push their buttons! But overreacting--or freezing up--doesn't feel good. And it doesn't solve problems or build the relationship you want.

Dial Down the Drama gives you a fresh set of tools for not just surviving the years ahead, but enjoying the ride. Written by a family therapist who has repaired thousands of mother-daughter relationships, the book reveals her proven methods for de-escalating scenes, establishing a calm center, and reconnecting with your teen. Anyone can do it, no matter how anxious or frazzled you may feel now. You'll learn how to:

Break the cycle of conflict once and for all - Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama - Foster spontaneous conversations - Understand the adolescent brain and how it influences behavior - Appreciate her for who she is now--a wonderful work in progress - Replace fear and overreacting with effective communication and action - Forge a healthy, lasting bond together.

Teenage moodiness and defiance can stress the best of us. But this empowering guide will help you defuse the drama--and dial up the joy.

Colleen O'Grady is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a thriving private practice, as well as mother of a teenage daughter.

Connect with Colleen at:

@poweryourparent

/poweryourparenting

www.colleenogrady.com



Review Quotes




The NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Parenting and Family



..".reaches out with compassion, just a bit of sass, and--most importantly--a well-organized plan for keeping mother-daughter bonds from spiraling out of emotional control." --Publishers Weekly




About the Author



COLLEEN O'GRADY is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a thriving private practice--and the mother of a teenage daughter.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Life Stages
Publisher: Amacom
Format: Paperback
Author: Colleen O'Grady
Language: English
Street Date: November 11, 2015
TCIN: 50109905
UPC: 9780814436554
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4637
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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