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Teen Tips

Teen Tips

A Practical Survival Guide For Parents With Kids 11-19

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There may not be a cure for adolescence, but there are ways for parents of teens to survive these challenging years! Parenting expert Tom McMahon has gone straight to the source -- veteran moms and dads -- to try and solve the mysteries of raising a happy, healthy teenager. Gathered here are hundreds of practical, creative, and proven tips that cover all aspects of parenting a teen:
  • Rules and Discipline -- Keep order while encouraging your child's independence, and pick your "battles" for what matters the most

  • Talking and Listening -- Get to know when to sympathize, when to back off, and how to deal with your teen's inevitable moodiness

  • School and Learning -- Free yourself from being the "homework cop," while nurturing both curiosity and enthusiasm

  • Friendships and Relationships -- Use role-playing to handle peer pressure, and help nurture healthy relationships

  • Drugs and Alcohol -- Pinpoint telltale signs of problems before they become serious, and stay involved by providing alternatives to parties with alcohol

  • Responsibilities and Money -- Strike a balance between chores and allowance, and make part-time jobs an introduction to money management

  • Self-Esteem and Values -- Enhance your teen's exposure to role models who will strengthen character and boost self-confidence.

Whatever the situation, Teen Tips is full of down-to-earth, inventive advice. It's an indispensable guide to navigating the teen years -- and making the journey as rewarding for the parent as it is for the aspiring young adult.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743474368 | 
  • September 2003
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Chapter 1: Understanding Your Teenager

"Who are you?" said the Caterpillar. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I -- I hardly know, Sir, just at present -- at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I must have changed several times since then."

-- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, 1865

Welcome to the exciting world of adolescence -- the teen years -- one of the most interesting and challenging phases of life. Adolescence is a time of change, a time to gradually shed one's protective childhood for a new identity and a world of new responsibilities and independence. The transition from childhood to... see more

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