Surviving Your Child's Adolescence

Surviving Your Child's Adolescence

by Carl Pickhardt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118228838
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 423,735
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carl Pickhardt, PhD, is a psychologist with more thantwenty-five years in private counseling and lecturing practice inAustin, Texas. He is the author of fourteen parenting books andwrites a weekly blog, Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence, forPsychology Today. More information about Dr. Pickhardt maybe found at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xi

Author's Note xiii

Introduction xv

Voices of Parents Past xix

1 Preparing for the Inevitable 1

2 A Road Map to Early and Mid-Adolescence 21

3 A Road Map to Late Adolescence and Trial Independence 49

4 Parenting Adolescent Sons and Daughters 83

5 The Complexities of Spoken Communication 105

6 The Use and Abuse of Confl ict 127

7 Discipline That Does and Doesn't Work 149

8 Informal and Formal Education 175

9 Problems with Peers 197

10 The Power of Parents 227

Epilogue: Climbing Fool’s Hill 249

Recommended Reading 253

Index 255

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