Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens

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by Laura S Kastner, Jennifer Wyatt
     
 

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Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and

Overview

Parenting a teenager is tougher than ever, but new brain research offers new insight into the best way to connect with teens. With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, noted teen expert Dr. Laura Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues everything from rude attitude and lying to sex and substance use — with clear, easy-to-follow suggestions for setting limits while maintaining a close and loving relationship. Find out why Dr. T. Berry Brazelton calls Getting to Calm required reading for any parent who struggles with their teen!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982345405
Publisher:
Parentmap
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
183,939
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. A psychologist and mother of two, she writes and lectures widely on adolescence and family behavior. She and Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D., are the co-authors of three books, including Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens; The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting Senior Year to College Life; and The Seven Year Stretch: How families Work Together to Grow Through Adolescence.

Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D., is a writer and the mother of four. With Laura Kastner, she co-wrote Getting to Calm: Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens; The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting Senior Year to College Life; and The Seven Year Stretch: How Families Work Together to Grow Through Adolescence.

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Getting to Calm 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that has concrete examples of what to do when your kid (fill in the blank). Whether it's as simple as sassy talk or as serious as substance abuse, Dr. Kastner has creative solutions. What's absolutely ground-breaking about this book, is that it works on your reaction to your child's behaviour - truly, the only thing you can control. When your attitude and response is in check, your tween/teen will react accordingly and set the stage for a much more tolerable adolescence. Most likely, the ride through the teen years won't be bump-free, but with this book, at least you'll survive without too many bruises.
aane More than 1 year ago
very clear, helpful, and constructive.
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Great book with helpful tips. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. It's on sale here on BN. There is a story about a mother, a daughter and a rock and the father, the son and a bible in there that are worth the price of that book alone. It too will change your life.
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