Complete Idiot's Guide to Parenting Your Teenager

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Overview

This information packed-guide offers comforting, down-to-earth advice to overwhelmed parents for dealing with such matters as homework and moodiness, sex and smoking, and overall comminication. Humorous sidebars help put things in perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028612775
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Home and Family 1
1 Communicating with Your Teen 3
2 Family Involvement and Obligations 13
3 Pitching In: Household Responsibilities and Chores 21
4 Teen Rooms: Livable Solutions 31
Pt. 2 Teens Inside and Out 41
5 How They Grow: Physical Development 43
6 How They Grow: Emotional Development 55
7 How They Look: Accepting a New Reality 65
8 How They Feel: Keeping Tabs on Self-Esteem 75
Pt. 3 School Life 83
9 Academics: Making the Grade 85
10 Catching Previously Undetected Learning Difficulties 99
11 Extracurricular Activities and Social Life 111
12 Looking Ahead to College: The View from High School 123
Pt. 4 Special Interests, Special Privileges 137
13 The Big Ts: Television and the Telephone 139
14 Plugged In: Video Games and Computers 147
15 For Love of Sports 153
16 Teen Wheels: Creating a Responsible Driver 165
Pt. 5 Healthy Body, Healthy Mind 175
17 Keeping Fit: Diet and Health 177
18 Sex and Sexuality 189
19 Living Dangerously: Alcohol, Smoking, and Drugs 201
20 A Teen in Crisis 217
Pt. 6 Practically Speaking 229
21 Money for Today 231
22 Money Management for Tomorrow 243
23 College Money: Savings, Financial Aid, and Scholarships 255
24 Teen for Hire: Working Hard for a Living 265
Conclusion 275
Resource Directory 277
Index 283
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