An essential guide for parents of teenagers from the creators of a successful parenting course aimed at the teenage years
The teenage years are acknowledged to be the most testing stage of parenting—when well-mannered and obedient children can transform into rude and rebellious teens. However, parenting a teen doesn’t have to be a battle, and counselors Janey Downshire and Naella Grew have developed a program to help parents get the best out of the teenage years. Their approach is positive and straightforward, providing simple strategies for nurturing better behavior and providing a happy, supportive home environment. The book tackles how to help teens feel supported and secure; strategies for improving communication; dealing with digital technology and media influences; ways to encourage self-confidence and independence; and coping with challenging behavior, attitudes, and pastimes. It also covers drinking, drugs, smoking, sex, ******, video games, bullying, peer pressure, loneliness, and eating disorders. This book provides a positive, enthusiastic, and inspiring approach to the teenage years, showing how parents can help their teens develop the skills they will need for a happy adult lives.