When to Worry: How to Tell If Your Teen Needs Help--And What to Do about It

When to Worry: How to Tell If Your Teen Needs Help--And What to Do about It

by Lisa Boesky
     
 

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iParenting Media Awards 2007

Parents can easily feel overwhelmed when suddenly faced with a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly sensitive teenager. They wonder if these changes are a normal part of adolescence of if their teen is in need of help.

When to Worry helps parents distinguish typical teenage behaviors from those that

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Overview

iParenting Media Awards 2007

Parents can easily feel overwhelmed when suddenly faced with a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly sensitive teenager. They wonder if these changes are a normal part of adolescence of if their teen is in need of help.

When to Worry helps parents distinguish typical teenage behaviors from those that merit concern. It then walks parents through steps they can take to help troubled teens before it's too late. Parents will learn:

Warning signs of potential problems

Which strategy works best for each issue

How to effectively communicate with teens

How and where to get professional help

The pros and cons of medication for teens

When to Worry provides essential information on problematic teenage issues: mood swings, rebellion and defiance, school difficulties, teen depression, ADHD, alcohol and drug use, self-injury ("cutting"), low self-esteem, delinquency, learning disabilities, out of control teens, worries/fears and stress, eating disorders, aggression, bipolar disorder, aspergers, teen suicide, trauma, and more.

Parents learn how to recognize warning signs of important teen problems and are given specific "dos and don'ts" to decrease their teen's struggles and increase peace in the family home.

Compassionate and reassuring, this practical and user-friendly guide is invaluable to any adult concerned about a teenage child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814473634
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Boesky, Ph.D. (San Diego, CA) is a child/adolescent psychologist and one of the country's most respected experts on troubled teens. Known in the field as "Dr. Lisa," she is an active public speaker and trains thousands of parents and professionals each year on how to identify and manage troubled teens.

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