Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days

Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days

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by Kevin Leman
     
 

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Parents may survive the terrible twos and the first years of school all right, but the teenage years bring entirely new and alien creatures. So, parents have a choice: either send that teenager to boarding school and visit him when he reaches normalcy again (in about ten years) or choose to experience the best, most fun years of life—together! The secret

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Parents may survive the terrible twos and the first years of school all right, but the teenage years bring entirely new and alien creatures. So, parents have a choice: either send that teenager to boarding school and visit him when he reaches normalcy again (in about ten years) or choose to experience the best, most fun years of life—together! The secret is in how the parental cards are played.

With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman helps parents

communicate with the "whatever" generation establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines gain respect—even admiration—from their teenager turn selfish behavior around navigate the critical years with confidence pack their teenager's bags with what they need for life now and in the future become the major difference maker in their teenager's life

Teenagers can successfully face the many temptations of adolescence and grow up to be great adults. And parents, Dr. Leman says, are the ones who can make all the difference, because they count far more in their teenager's life than they'll ever know . . . even if their teenager won't admit it (at least until she's in college and wants to know how to do the laundry).

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Library Journal
Parents either adore psychologist and humorist Leman or find his many books repetitive. Following his New York Times best-selling Have a New Kid by Friday, the author here expands the same basic message for parents of teens: have a sense of humor, say it once and walk away, act rather than react. Parents should be neither authoritarian nor permissive, he advises; they should teach (and demand) respect. A father and grandfather and a person of strong faith, Leman is blunt ("If you do battle with your teenager, you will lose every time") and loving ("Love them despite what they do"). Interspersed in each chapter are anecdotes from readers under the heading "It Worked for Me" and hundreds of tips, called "lifesavers." VERDICT The author of over 35 books, Leman appears on TV talk shows and has a huge following. That said, this is the same message, though geared for parents of teens, that we've read before. Sure to be in demand.—Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800720216
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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