Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers (2 Cassettes)by Michael Riera, Michael Riera
"Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers" defines the turmoil of young adulthood and the challenges both parents and teenagers face. As a consultant and lecturer to over a hundred high schools and with years of experience counseling teenagers and their parents, Dr. Michael Riera dispenses uncommon advice to break down the often-adversarial relationship between parents and teens. Because adolescents use their teenage years as active training for adulthood, parents need to take a demotion from manager of their child's life to consultant and "let their kid exercise their decision-making muscle." Dr. Riera's unconventional suggestions include:
Resist giving advice, even when your teenager asks for it.
Forget heart-to-heart talks--communicate indirectly.
Give your kid a non-alcoholic "cocktail" hour to decompress after a long, hard day.
Embrace estrangement and expect inconsistency.
Dr. Riera also addresses the most commonly asked questions by parents, and offers practical counsel on such questions as:
What are fair punishments?
What can you do to keep your kid motivated in school?
What do you need to know about your kid's sex life?
What do you need to know about teenage parties, alcohol, and drugs?
Personal stories from both parents and teenagers are featured throughout, offering insight and comfort to those dealing with similar problems.
- Macmillan Audio
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- 2 Cassettes
- Product dimensions:
- 4.62(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.67(d)
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