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Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and Hear What They're Really Saying
     

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and Hear What They're Really Saying

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by Michael Riera
 

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At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his

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At last, a book of sage advice that will help frustrated parents reconnect with their teenager and keep that connection even in today's often-crazy world.The first step is simple: realizing that inside every teen resides two very different people-the regressed child and the emergent adult. The emergent adult is seen at school, on the playing field, in his first job, and in front of his friends' families. Unfortunately, his parents usually see only the regressed child-moody and defiant-and, if they're not on the lookout, they'll miss seeing the more agreeable, increasingly adult thinker in their midst.With ingenious strategies for coaxing the more attractive of the two teen personalities into the home, family psychologist Mike Riera gives new hope to beleaguered and harried parents. From moving from a "managing" to a "consulting" role in a teen's life, from working with a teen's uniquely exasperating sleep rhythms to having real conversations when only monosyllables have been previously possible, Staying Connected to Your Teenager demonstrates ways to bring out the best in a teen-and, consequently, in an entire family.

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Bay Area Parent, 2/09
“Good advice for parents frustrated with trying to communicate with their teenagers.”

Westchester Family, January 2009
“Good advice for parents frustrated with trying to communicate with their teenagers.”

Mothering
The always-on-target Michael Riera, Ph.D, offers sound, compassionate guidance on relating to adolescents.
July-August 2003

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738208459
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
209,833
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Riera, Ph.D., has worked in education since 1980. The author or co-author of four other popular parenting books including Field Guide to the American Teenager and Uncommon Sense for Parents of Teenagers, he is the family and adolescent correspondent on "The CBS Early Show." He has also appeared on "Oprah," "Today," "The View," and "48 Hours." He lives in Berkeley, California.

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Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and Hear What They're Really Saying 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Appears in their midst to watch the burial of her sister
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This insightful book helped me discover how to reach my daughter at a time when she needed guidance. I plan to use it as a reference and reread it often.
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a must read for anyone with teenagers. great book !
Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
I have 3 teens so I'm always looking for tips on how to stay "in touch" with them. ParentsDigest offers the summary of this book, which I read, and now own the book - it's been an invaluable resource for those days when all I see is moody unpredictable teens. Now, thanks to this book, I remind myself that they're intelligent creative little PEOPLE as well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes parents by the hand, gingerly walking them through the minefield that is adolescence. It provides specific suggestions, sample language to use with teens and helpful tips to stay connected with them. It helped me reconnect and stay connected to both my daughter and son - I highly recommend it.