Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers [NOOK Book]

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If your teenagers are driving you crazy, Michael Riera has the answers. In this revised and updated edition of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, veteran educator Riera takes an in-depth look at the most common issues facing parents and teens: alcohol and drugs, academics, sex and dating, divorce, sports, and extracurricular activities. He also tackles kids' newest challenges: text messaging and the Internet, changing driver's license requirements, fad diets and exercise, and more. Offering parents a ...
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Overview

If your teenagers are driving you crazy, Michael Riera has the answers. In this revised and updated edition of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, veteran educator Riera takes an in-depth look at the most common issues facing parents and teens: alcohol and drugs, academics, sex and dating, divorce, sports, and extracurricular activities. He also tackles kids' newest challenges: text messaging and the Internet, changing driver's license requirements, fad diets and exercise, and more. Offering parents a fresh interpretation of adolescence-that period of growth that is too often misunderstood as a phase to be dreaded instead of enjoyed-Riera recommends some unexpected, yet ultimately successful approaches to parenting. With an unusual appreciation for this stage of life, Riera channels his unpatronizing approach and two decades of experience working with teens into this optimistic and indispensable handbook.

In a question-and-answer format, this book helps parents understand and cope with issues of alcohol, drugs, parties, academics, sex, eating disorders, homosexuality, divorce and remarriage. The author's unpatronizing approach to teenagers sets his book above the rest by promoting communication and understanding between parents and their emerging adult-children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307802996
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 7/27/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 575,175
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL RIERA, PhD, is the author of four other books for parents and teens. The former family counselor for CBS's Saturday Morning Early Show, Riera is also an award-winning columnist, educator and national speaker. He has appeared on Oprah, 48 Hours, The Today Show, The View, and NPR radio, and is currently head of the Brentwood School in Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

Parent Questions viii
Acknowledgments x
Preface xi
Chapter 1 The Parent-Adolescent Relationship 1
Chapter 2 The Adolescent World 9
Chapter 3 The High School Experience 37
Chapter 4 Graduation 62
Chapter 5 Limits and Structure 72
Chapter 6 Natural Consequences 79
Chapter 7 Alcohol, Drugs, and Parties 90
Chapter 8 Academics, Grades, Motivation, and Learning Differences 107
Chapter 9 Sex and Romance 121
Chapter 10 Being Gay 131
Chapter 11 Television and Music 139
Chapter 12 The Computer, the Internet, and Cell Phones 144
Chapter 13 Sports and Extracurricular Activities 152
Chapter 14 Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress 157
Chapter 15 Making Friends 164
Chapter 16 The Driver's License 170
Chapter 17 Eating Modifications and Eating Disorders 178
Chapter 18 Adolescent Grieving 188
Chapter 19 Divorce 196
Chapter 20 Remarriage and Blended Families 207
Chapter 21 Single Parenting 214
Chapter 22 Parent Mental Health 220
Chapter 23 Professional Help 224
Chapter 24 Concluding Remarks 228
Bibliography 231
Index 233
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

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    Have you noticed that teenagers are under-represented in the child development section at the bookstore? Is it because they are so easy to parent?

    This is an astonishingly helpful book. Michael Riera understands what parents need to know about adolescent development. The book has separate chapters on many issues facing kids, so it is easy to use as a reference when a problem arises. It is well-written, intelligent, and highly readable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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