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A practical, realistic and easy-to-understand resource to help parents deal with out-of-control adolescents' frustrating behaviors - behaviors that can leave even the most experienced parents "whipped." It is written in everyday language, with humor and hope. Provides answers to help parents meet the challenge of raising an out-of-control teen. From the book-
Out-of-control teens include those who are described by mental health professionals as being oppositional-defiant and conduct disordered. Oppositional-defiant kids are negative, defiant, disobedient and hostile toward authority figures. They lose their tempers, argue and refuse to comply with the requests of parents, teachers, therapists, even the local librarian. Any adult who tries to set a limit is fair game. This type of adolescent is often angry, resentful, spiteful and vindictive. They deliberately annoy people and blame others for their poor choices and negative behavior. Conduct disordered kids are all of the above and then some. They engage in severely dangerous and illegal behaviors. They are often the school bullies, threatening peers and adults. They fight, carry weapons and do drugs. They lie, steal, set fires and deliberately destroy other people's property. They are often truant from school, stay out past curfew and run away from home, despite their parents' efforts to stop them. These teens consistently and seriously violate the rules and laws of society.
The Whipped Parent can help parents of oppositional-defiant and conduct disordered adolescents find ways to stay centered while dealing correctly with school and court authorities. The authors do not believe in using boot camps as a tool to "control" bad behavior. Includes appendixes, worksheets for parents, suggested reading and an index.
|Publisher:||Rainbow Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Kim and Marney created Life Over The Influence (Legacy Publishing Company, 2011), a CD self-help program for those who love someone who has an addiction or abuses substances. The Oppositional Defiant Disorder Lifeline (Legacy Publishing Company, 2012), a self-help program for parents of behavior-disordered children based on Kim's unique, specialized parenting approach for that population.
Kim is a national speaker on the topics of childhood behavior disorders and is frequently a media consultant on topics including: bullying, divorce issues, trauma, surviving a loved one's addiction, grandparents raising grandchildren and the increasing epidemic of adult children living at home (Failure to Launch).
Marney Studaker-Cordner, LMSW, received her Master of Social Work from Michigan State University in 1997 with a specialty in Children and Families. She has spent most of her career serving children and families in the Child Welfare and Community Mental Health systems. She is trained in the evidence-based practice of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and has supervisory experience in the CMH system. Marney specializes in the treatment of children with emotional and behavioral issues and adults experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues.
Marney is the parent of a biological daughter and has both professional and personal experience in blended families, having raised three step-children through adolescence and into adulthood.
Kathryn O'Dea was an author and ordained minister who passed away in 2006. Kathryn's organizational skills and support were instrumental in the publication of The Whipped Parent.
Table of Contents
|"The Whipped Parent," a poem||vi|
|A Personal Introduction||9|
|Chapter 1||The Whipped Parent||13|
|Chapter 2||Changing Times||23|
|Chapter 3||Help! My Kid's Out of Control||29|
|Chapter 4||I Never Expected This||35|
|Chapter 5||Finding Middle Ground||45|
|Chapter 6||Realistic Hopes & Expectations||53|
|Chapter 7||Carol Brady Never Lived with Jack||57|
|Chapter 9||The Thunderstorm||73|
|Chapter 12||Tug of War Will Give You Rope Burn||97|
|Chapter 14||Did I Say That Out Loud?||115|
|Chapter 15||The Blame Game||119|
|Chapter 16||School Daze||127|
|Chapter 17||I Left My Sense of Humor on the Courthouse Steps||137|
|Chapter 18||Nurturing Yourself||145|
|"The Journey," a poem||148|
|The Road Ahead||149|
|Appendix A||Staying on Your TOES||151|
|Appendix B||The Thunderstorm Worksheet||155|
|Appendix C||The Control List||157|
|Appendix D||Fail-proof Consequences Worksheet||159|
|About the Authors||175|
|About the Abraham and Studaker Association for Parenting||177|