When Things Get Crazy with Your Teen: The Why, the How, and What to do Now

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No, it’s not easy raising teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions—in this problem-solving parent’s guide from the bestselling author of Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy

How should you respond when your teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes? Is pregnant, or flunking out? You’ll find the answers here—right at your fingertips—in this quick-reference manual from one of the leading experts on adolescent behavior. As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and ...

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Overview

No, it’s not easy raising teenagers. Yes, there are sane solutions—in this problem-solving parent’s guide from the bestselling author of Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy

How should you respond when your teen comes home late? Wears inappropriate clothes? Is pregnant, or flunking out? You’ll find the answers here—right at your fingertips—in this quick-reference manual from one of the leading experts on adolescent behavior. As someone who has counseled hundreds of teens in his practice and as a father of two teens himself, Dr. Michael Bradley understands how teenagers can drive you crazy. Offering practical “first response” advice, he tells you exactly what to do and what NOT to do in about every scenario you’ll ever face with your kid,from messy rooms and monstrous moods to drug abuse and depression.

If you own a teen (or feel owned by one) the experts agree you need this book

“. . . a wonderful, straightforward, and extremely helpful book. Michael Bradley's advice is always compassionate, very much on the mark, and, above all, realistic.”

—Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., bestselling author of Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall

“Raising teens can be quite a bumpy ride. When Things Get Crazy with Your Teen supplies an easy-to-read, practical, and valuable road map for the trip.”

—David Walsh, Ph.D., author of Why Do They Act That Way?

“Exceptional. . . . This is a book that I will highly recommend, not just to parents of my adolescent patients but for all parents attempting to raise teenagers in today's complex and stress-filled world.”

—Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Resilient Children

“Parents will find fresh insights and concrete, no-nonsense help throughout . . ..”

—Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071545716
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/19/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,068,258
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bradley, Ed.D., is a psychologist and award-winning author specializing in adolescent behavior and is certified by the American College of Professional Psychology in the treatment of substance abuse disorders. He has appeared frequently on "Today," "Good Morning America," CNN, and National Public Radio, and he has authored several books including the bestselling Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind. He resides near Philadelphia where he worries incessantly that his own two children might grow up to be people like him.

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Table of Contents

1.Acts out [see RAGES]
2.Adopted, Says not loved because she’s Abused, has been (Emotionally/Physically/Sexually)
3.Aggressive, is
4.Alcohol, routinely uses
5.Alcohol, experiments with
6.Angry, is always
7.Anxious, is
8.Argues endlessly
9.Argue, won’t
10.Apologize, won’t
11.Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, may have
12.Bed, won’t go to
13.Bipolar Mood Disorder, may have
14.Body image, has poor
15.Bored, is (“GAAWWDDD! I’M SO BOOORRED!”)
16.Bossy, is
17.Bullying Others
18.Bullied, being
19.Cheats (“You know, dad, they cheat at West Point too.”)
20.Clique, is in a
21.Clique, is excluded by a
22.Clothes, wears provocative (“Everybody dresses like this-including my teacher!”)
23.Computer, won’t get off the
24.Conduct disorder, may have
25.Control, is out of (“I’m going to the beer party and you can’t stop me.”)
26.Counseling, refuses
27.Corporal punishment, is disciplined by parents with
28.Cries
29.Curfews, ignores
30.Cuts [see SELF-MUTILATION}
31.Date, won’t
32.Dates a creep (girl)
33.Dates a creep (boy)
34.Death, is faced with someone’s
35.Decision-making skills, has poor
36.Defiant, is
37.Dependent, is 38.Depression, may have
39.Discipline, has no
40.Divorce, goes through a
41.Driving, starts (“Get the women and children off the streets…”)
42.Drugs, experiments with
43.Drugs, uses routinely
44.Drunk, comes home
45.Eat, won’t
46.Eats too much
47.Fears, has excessive
48.Fear, has no
49.Friends, has no
50.Gifted, is
51.Grades, has poor
52.Grief, struggles with
53.Guilt, feels
54.Hates his parents
55.Home alone, is left
56.Homework, won’t do
57.Homework, obsessively does
58.Homosexual, might be
59.Homosexual, is
60.Hygiene, has lousy
61.Hyperactive, seems
62.Identity, searches for
63.Impulsive, is
64.Independence, demands
65.Insomnia, has
66.Jealous, is
67.Latch-Key kid, is a [see HOME ALONE]
68.Learning disability, may have a
69.Limits, won’t accept
70.Listen, won’t
71.Lies
72.Manners, has no
73.Medication, won’t take his
74.Menstruates, first
75.Mental illness, has a
76.Milestones, achieves a
77.Mood swings, has
78.Morals, has poor
79.Nervous habits, has many
80.Nightmares, has
81.Non-verbal learning disability (NLD), may have
82.Ob.sessive-compulsive disorder, may have
83.Oppositional defiant disorder, may have
84.Parent, loves the other (divorced) better
85.Parented, refuses to be
86.Peer pressure, succumbs to
87.Perfect, must be
88.Phobias, has
89.Piercing, wants a (or many)
90.Popularity, worries excessively about
91.Power struggles, engages in
92.Pregnant, becomes (girl)
93.Pregnant, becomes (boy)
94.Privacy, demands
95.Punishment, needs
96.Rages
97.Rebels
98.Relationship, is trapped in a controlling/abusive
99.Religion, rejects your
100.Remarriage, goes through your
101.Respect, refuses to give you
102.Responsibility, won’t take any
103.Risks, takes crazy
104.Room, has a pig-sty for a
105.Rules, won’t accept
106.Scapegoats you (“It’s all your fault!”)
107.School, refuses to go to
108.School, underachieves at
109.School, overachieves at
110.Self-control, has lousy
111.Self-worth, has poor
112.Selfish, is
113.Self mutilates
114.Sex, is having
115.Shy, is
116.Sibling Rivalry Issues, has
117.Sleep Problems, has
118.Smoking, is
119.Spoiled, is
120.Steals121.Step parent, hates the
122.Stressed, is
123.Stubborn, is
124.Suicide, may be thinking about
125.Suicidal, is
126.Talk, won’t
127.Tantrums
128.Tattoo, wants a
129.Television, watches too much (“I can’t do homework without 3 electronic screens running!”)
130.Values, has no
131.Violence, loves
132.Weapons, loves

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