Does your teen get angry easily or act out? You aren’t alone. Parenting a teen is hard enough, but parenting an angry teen is especially difficult. You might feel unable to keep your own cool during disagreements, or even worry that your relationship with your teen is doomed. So, how can you make sure you stay grounded when the drama rises and reestablish a sense of connection?
Written by a psychologist and teen expert, this book offers techniques based in mindfulness, compassion, and positive psychology to help you face the challenges that parenting an angry teen presents. You’ll discover the clinical and psychological underlying conditions that can contribute to teen anger, skills for improving communication, and mindfulness tips for staying calm yourself. In addition, you’ll learn skills for reestablishing a compassionate and connected relationship.
If you’re ready to take control of your own reactions and start reconnecting with your angry teen, this book will help guide the way.
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|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
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About the Author
Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston, MA. He has been practicing meditation for twenty years and has led hundreds of workshops around the world, with invitations to more than two-dozen countries. He has presented at TEDx conferences, and his expertise has been showcased in The New York Times, The Washington Post, www.mindful.org, and elsewhere. He teaches at Harvard Medical School; and enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, reading and writing, and being a father.
Table of Contents
1 Anger in Teens: The Problem and the Solution 7
2 Presence: Mindfulness of the Senses for Managing Heat from Teens 41
3 Understanding: Creating Clarity in the Cycle of Teen Anger 61
4 Responsive Leadership in Parenting Angry Teens 97
5 Empowering Change for You and Your Teen 127
Conclusion: Bringing It All Together with the PURE Method 145
Abblett resides in Newton, MA.