Congrats-You're Having a Teen!: Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person

Congrats-You're Having a Teen!: Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person

Congrats-You're Having a Teen!: Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person

Congrats-You're Having a Teen!: Strengthen Your Family and Raise a Good Person

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Overview

A new way of thinking about (and celebrating!) your child during these critical years!
 
Congrats— you’ re having a teen! No, really— congratulations! You’re entering one of the most exciting, important phases of parenting. These years are your best opportunity to guide your child toward a thriving adulthood and strengthen your relationship with them for life. This guide will help you understand, encourage, support, love, and, yes, even celebrate your teen!
 
The teen years may bring challenges.  This book prepares you to meet those challenges as a family while staying firmly committed to raising a good person.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610025980
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 408,470
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, practices adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is the founding director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. His books include Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings and Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust. He is the father of 2 young adults and lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: I Hear Congratulations Are in Order! You're Having a Teen! xvii

Part 1 Recognizing

Chapter 1 Recognizing Adolescence as a Time of Astounding Opportunity 3

Chapter 2 Recognizing and Nurturing the Adult Coming Into Focus 9

Chapter 3 Recognizing and Reaffirming How Much You Matter 13

Chapter 4 Continue Recognizing All That Is Good and Right in Your Child 17

Chapter 5 Recognizing Your Own Needs and Those of the Rest of Your Family 27

Part 2 Honoring

Chapter 6 Honoring the Many Moving Pieces of Development 35

Chapter 7 The Largest Questions Life Offers: Identify Development 39

Chapter 8 The Amazing Developing Teen Brain 49

Chapter 9 Changing Bodies and Developing Sexuality 61

Chapter 10 Celebrating, Elevating, and Experiencing Emotions 69

Chapter 11 Thinking, Dreaming, and Caring at a Whole New Level 79

Chapter 12 External Pressures Can Support or Undermine Development 85

Chapter 13 Honoring Your Teen's Need to Stand on Their Own 95

Chapter 14 Being Pro-Development 101

Part 3 Shaping

Chapter 15 The Root of Lifelong Security: Your Unwavering Presence 109

Chapter 16 Make the Most of Living With an Expert 113

Chapter 17 Listen More, Judge Less 117

Chapter 18 Talk Wisely, Learn More 125

Chapter 19 Mind Your Body 133

Chapter 20 Like a Duck on the Water 139

Chapter 21 Staying Close in This New Virtual World 149

Part 4 Guiding

Chapter 22 Guiding Our Teens to Be Authentically Successful 159

Chapter 23 Preparation Is Protection 173

Chapter 24 Build Your Teen's Resilience 181

Chapter 25 Building Resilience in Difficult and Uncertain Times 193

Chapter 26 Balance the Expression of Your Love With the Wisdom of Your Monitoring 201

Chapter 27 Steer Them Toward Wise Behaviors 211

Chapter 28 When to Jump In (and When to Watch From a Distance) 221

Chapter 29 Course Corrections and Corrective Actions 225

Chapter 30 Helping Our Teens Rise Above the Noise and Find Their Own Rhythm 231

Part 5 Bridging

Chapter 31 A Bridge to the Future: A Generation Prepared to Do Good and Be Good 247

Chapter 32 Nurture Meaning and Purpose 257

Chapter 33 Support Lifelong Learning, Foster Curiosity, and Encourage Humility 265

Chapter 34 Appreciate Idealism and Experience Wonder and Awe 273

Chapter 35 Advocate for a Better World for All Teens 281

Part 6 Restoring

Chapter 36 Strengthen (or Restore) Your Relationship 289

Chapter 37 Bringing Them Back: Seeing All That Is Good and Right in Them…Again 297

Chapter 38 Listening and Talking: The Language and Mindset of Restoration 305

Chapter 39 The Strength of Seeking Professional Guidance 315

Closing Thoughts 325

Index 327

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