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Teen Stages

ISBN: 9781402215292

By: Elizabeth MellorKen Mellor

Published: 05/19/2009

Teen Stages is a breakthrough in understanding the teen years, and a must-have for parents looking to help their child make the best of their adolescence.

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$16.99

Description

Teen Stages is a breakthrough in understanding the teen years, and a must-have for parents looking to help their child make the best of their adolescence. Any parent can tell you that a 13-year-old is as different from a 16-year-old as Jekyll is from Hyde. So why do we talk about "teens"—and give advice on raising them—as if they're all the same? No wonder so many parents are frustrated…they don't have the right techniques that speak to their teen at the right time. Teen Stages is the first guide to each year of a teen's development, giving you tactics specific to the stage your child is experiencing. With easy-to-apply advice, plus helpful activities and checklists you can use right away, you will learn how your child's moods and behavior change as they move through the six stages of adolescence: The Baby The Dissenter The Fledgling The Sweet and Sour The Romantic The World Leader Once you understand the stage your teen is at, you'll have the keys to understanding why they act the way they do, what they really need, and how to communicate with them.

About the Author

Elizabeth Mellor

Ken and Elizabeth Mellor are internationally renowned parent educators, social workers, and psychotherapists who each have more than 30 years experience in working with children and parents, bringing simple parenting techniques to everyday lives. They live in Australia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

I Teenagers and you
1 Teenager on board
2 What comes next?
3 The switch
4 Becoming young again
5 Brain changes
6 The life cycle and its transitions
7 Why all the strife?
8 Community involvement

II Important issues
9 Staying engaged with your teenager
10 Hostage parents
11 The big secret
12 Safety first
13 Making it easy

III The six stages
14 "Oh, it's just a stage"
15 The baby (thirteen-year-olds)
16 The dissenter (fourteen-year-olds)
17 The fledgling (fifteen-year-olds)
18 The sweet and sour (sixteen-year-olds)
19 The romantic (seventeen-year-olds)
20 The world leader (eighteen- to twenty-one-year-olds)

Epilogue: Three final remarks
Authors' notes
Acknowledgments
Further reading
Biame Network
Index

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter1: Teenager on board

The teenage years are a delight to many parents and other adults. They can see the unfolding miracle of life in the intense alivene

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 10.88 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

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