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Positive Discipline for Teenagers : Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting - Lynn Lott

Positive Discipline for Teenagers

Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting

Paperback Published: 15th August 2012
ISBN: 9780770436551
Number Of Pages: 288

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A Positive Approach To Raising Happy, Healthy and Mature Teenagers.

Adolescence can be a time of great stress and turmoil-not only for kids going through it, but for their parents as well. It's normal for teens to explore a new sense of freedom and to redefine the ways in which they relate to their parents, and that process can sometimes leave parents feeling powerless, alienated, or excluded from their children's lives. These effects can be magnified even further in this modern age of social networks, cell phones, and constant digital distraction.

This newly revised and updated edition of Positive Discipline for Teenagers shows parents how to build stronger bridges of communication with their children, break the destructive cycles of guilt and blame that occur in parent-teen power struggles, and work toward greater mutual respect with their adolescents. At the core of the Positive Discipline approach is the understanding that teens still need their parents, just in different ways--and by better understanding who their teens really are, parents can learn to encourage both their teens and themselves, and instill good judgment without being judgmental. The methods in this book work to build vital social and life skills through encouragement and empowerment--not punishment. Truly effective parenting is about connection before correction.

Over the years, millions of parents have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to raising happy, responsible kids. This new edition is filled with proven, effective methods for coping with such parenting challenges as:

  • Fostering truly honest discussions with your teen
  • Helping your teen handle the online world
  • Turning mistakes into opportunities
  • Keeping your sanity while raising your teen-and making sure your own teenage issues aren't weighing you down
  • Teaching your teen how to pursue the goal that make them happyand a few that makeyou happy too (like chores)
  • Making sure you're on your teen's side, and that they know that
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of excessive control and excessive permissiveness

Introductionp. 1
How Do You Know When Your Child Becomes a Teen?p. 5
Whose Side Are You On?p. 21
What Is Your Parenting Style?p. 35
How Can Mistakes Be Wonderful Opportunities to Learn?p. 52
How Do You Motivate Teens?p. 65
Does Your Teenager Hear Anything You Say?p. 83
Do Family Meetings Work with Teenagers?p. 107
How Can You Spend Special Time with Your Teen?p. 122
Are You Enabling or Empowering Your Teen?p. 131
Are You Teaching Life Skills?p. 156
How Wired Are Your Teens?p. 170
Why Do They Act Like That?p. 182
What Do You Do About Scary Behavior?p. 207
Are Your Unresolved Teen Issues Getting in Your Way?p. 240
Conclusionp. 248
Acknowledgmentsp. 253
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780770436551
ISBN-10: 0770436552
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th August 2012
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 18.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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