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SURVIVING YOUR ADOLESCENTS:HOW TO MANAGE AND LET GO OF YOUR 13-18 YEAR OLDS
Thomas Phelan Child Management; ISBN: 1889140082; 2nd edition (October 1998) pgs 176
Surviving Your Adolescents: How To Manage And Let Go Of Your 13-18 Year Olds gives a step-by-step approach that will help end hassles and offer concrete solutions. In its pages readers will learn the differences between teens and parents, how to evaluate the seriousness of their problems, exactly what problems require professional attention, what problems require "letting go", the Four Cardinal Sins (what not to do!), five ways to improve the parent-teen relationship, what role to take (Observer, Advisor, Negotiator, Director), tactics to combat testing and manipulation, and guidelines for common specific problems. Concise and encouraging, Surviving Your Adolescents does not assume that parents of teens have infinite amounts of time, energy or patience. Thomas Phelan's message is clear: parents are neither alone nor powerless. With Surviving Your Adolescents, the parents can survive their adolescents. Articulate, practical, innovative, and filled with specific "things to do", Surviving Your Adolescents is a terrific addition to all "how-to" parenting bookshelves.
GIVE YOUR ADD TEEN A CHANCE
Lynn Weiss Pinon Press; ISBN: 0891099778; (September 1996) 200 pgs
Parenting teenagers is never easy-especially if your teen suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD adds complications and challenges to adolescence that parents must understand in order to help their teens succeed in high school and into adulthood.
UNDERSTANDING GIRLS WITH AD/HD
December 1, 2000) Books; ISBN: 0966036654; (December 1, 2000) Pgs . 291
Kathleen Nadeau Advantage Books; ISBN: 0966036654
This book discusses how ADHD may manifest itself in girls from preschool to late adolescence and the authors identify types of ADHD girls, from the shy and inattentive to the active tomboys. Reader's comment: As the mother of an 8-year-old ADHD girl, I can't recommend this book enough. It has been totally invaluable in learning to understand and love her (and all her quirks - like chewing on her hair and clothes -- who would have thought that was ADHD related? ) Furthermore, in addition to very valuable and practical information I can use now for her while she is in elementary school, there are sections that I know I will come back to (or read to anticipate) what will go on as she grows older. I think of this book as the "what to expect when you are expecting" book for living with ADHD girls! This is a great book and I, for one, am very grateful that the authors have written this.
TAKING CHARGE OF ADHD
Dr. Russell A. Barkley.
This is not just another book. This is a great book....Although aimed at parents, [it] has something for everyone involved with ADHD kids: teachers, psychologists, doctors, and family." "This is the most up-to-date story on our understanding of ADHD and its practical management. The readable reviews would inform most therapists. But most important, Dr. Barkley shows parents the way toward a positive approach to the problem, from which the whole family will find help. Worth a read!!