Jean-Pierre Kallanian has sixteen years' practical experience working with disadvantaged, at-risk and court-involved youth, and has two teenage sons of his own, but he's not the expert on your teenager. You are!
This innovative book provides a teenage inspired framework for developing your own, individualized approach toward a stronger relationship with your son or daughter. Within eight lessons are tips, dialogues, analogies, and charts to help you better understand the particular dynamics and interactions between you and your child. Each lesson is capped-off with an explanation of what you can learn from your teenager and a summary of key takeaways. By combining psychology, philosophy, and practical advice, you will come to appreciate your son or daughter as a whole person. By better understanding your teenager's strengths, abilities, and approach to living, you can feel relieved, excited, and confident about developing a relationship you want and even learn how to live a more fulfilling life yourself.
Embrace the fact that you are the expert on your own child, and use this book as a guide to creating a natural approach toward a parent-child relationship that is mutually rewarding and inspiring.
For more information go to www.whatyoucanlearn.com
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About the Author
Jean-Pierre Kallanian, EdM, has worked with hundreds of adolescents from diverse backgrounds in secure and residential programs in the Massachusetts juvenile justice system. He has seen and dealt with just about every teenage situation including runaways, gangs, assaultive behaviors, substance abuse, mental health, and self-harm. Kallanian has led and advised staff on forming effective working relationships with some of the state's most difficult youth, many of whom were guilty of serious and violent offenses and had traumatic histories of abuse and neglect. Additionally, Kallanian has spoken internationally, advocating for the rights of youth in conflict with the law and their social reintegration. He is available to support institutions or organizations interested in improving services to young people. For more information go to www.epiconsulting.org.
In What You Can Learn from Your Teenager, Kallanian shares his professional expertise as well as his personal insights regarding youth from raising his two teenage sons.