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Out-of-control teens include those who are described by mental health professionals as being oppositional-defiant and ...
Out-of-control teens include those who are described by mental health professionals as being oppositional-defiant and conduct disordered. Oppositional-defiant kids are negative, defiant, disobedient and hostile toward authority figures. They lose their tempers, argue and refuse to comply with the requests of parents, teachers, therapists, even the local librarian. Any adult who tries to set a limit is fair game. This type of adolescent is often angry, resentful, spiteful and vindictive. They deliberately annoy people and blame others for their poor choices and negative behavior. Conduct disordered kids are all of the above and then some. They engage in severely dangerous and illegal behaviors. They are often the school bullies, threatening peers and adults. They fight, carry weapons and do drugs. They lie, steal, set fires and deliberately destroy other people's property. They are often truant from school, stay out past curfew and run away from home, despite their parents' efforts to stop them. These teens consistently and seriously violate the rules and laws of society.
The Whipped Parent can help parents of oppositional-defiant and conduct disordered adolescents find ways to stay centered while dealing correctly with school and court authorities. The authors do not believe in using boot camps as a tool to "control" bad behavior. Includes appendixes, worksheets for parents, suggested reading and an index.
|"The Whipped Parent," a poem||vi|
|A Personal Introduction||9|
|Chapter 1||The Whipped Parent||13|
|Chapter 2||Changing Times||23|
|Chapter 3||Help! My Kid's Out of Control||29|
|Chapter 4||I Never Expected This||35|
|Chapter 5||Finding Middle Ground||45|
|Chapter 6||Realistic Hopes & Expectations||53|
|Chapter 7||Carol Brady Never Lived with Jack||57|
|Chapter 9||The Thunderstorm||73|
|Chapter 12||Tug of War Will Give You Rope Burn||97|
|Chapter 14||Did I Say That Out Loud?||115|
|Chapter 15||The Blame Game||119|
|Chapter 16||School Daze||127|
|Chapter 17||I Left My Sense of Humor on the Courthouse Steps||137|
|Chapter 18||Nurturing Yourself||145|
|"The Journey," a poem||148|
|The Road Ahead||149|
|Appendix A||Staying on Your TOES||151|
|Appendix B||The Thunderstorm Worksheet||155|
|Appendix C||The Control List||157|
|Appendix D||Fail-proof Consequences Worksheet||159|
|About the Authors||175|
|About the Abraham and Studaker Association for Parenting||177|
Posted January 30, 2004
The Whipped Parent is a powerful resource simply written and easy for any parent to understand. It's a guide to help parents regain their sanity through learning to change their own thought processes, behaviors and responses. It is key for parents to understand the difference between control and influence and how that difference impacts their relationship with their child. The Whipped Parent clearly shares an abundance of tools and ideas on how to survive raising and out-of-control teen. This is indeed a survival book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.