Teens: How do you get your parents to hear you, take you seriously and prepare for your future? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide for how to do both.
Parents: Does your teen tune you out? Do you wonder how to communicate so they more easily tune in? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide to improved teen communication.
How to Raise Respectful Parents is a teen’s guide to navigating adult culture by equipping teens with communication skills. Each chapter introduces a new communication skill by using real world examples and conversations between parents and teens. Teens will feel empowered as they try their new communication skills at home, school and work, laying a foundation for entering adulthood. These skills empower teens while enticing parents to read and practice the relationship building and communication skills outlined in the book. Teens will learn how to grow meaningful, more satisfying relationships with their parents through sample conversations and communication exercises about popular teen subjects including homework, driving, friends, dating, social media and more. Tips are also included for helping teens deal with adult culture.
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|Publisher:||Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
Table of ContentsContents
1. Introduction: You Are Not Alone
2. From "They" to "We"
Co-creation - Building a Positive Relationship with Your Parents
a.) Their Job b.) Your Job c.) It's always all about "we"
Exercise A - Relationship Building
3. Shades of Gray: Whose Problem Is It?
Exercise B - Problem Scenarios
4. How to Listen So Your Parents Stop Talking with Sample Conversations
Exercise C - Active Listening
5. How to Talk So Your Parents Will Listen with Sample Conversations
Exercise D - I-Messages
6. How to Handle Hot Button Issues
a.) Pick Your Mentors b.) Introduce Your Friends c.) Self-Regulate: Internet, Dating and Homework d.) Prioritize: Balance School and Fun e.) Explore your Truth
7. What If?
a.) What if my parent abuses alcohol or drugs?
b.) What if my parent is depressed and I'm afraid he may harm himself?
c.) What if my parents are divorcing?
d.) What if my parents are remarrying or remarried and I have Stepparents?
8. Pulling It All Together - Be True to Yourself
9. Walk the Talk: Communicating at School and Work