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The Teen Whisperer

How to Break Through the Silence and Secrecy of Teenage Life
Linderman, Mike (Book - 2007 )
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Authors: Linderman, Mike
Title: The teen whisperer
how to break through the silence and secrecy of teenage life
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvi, 302 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mike Linderman, with Gary Brozek
Notes: Includes index
Contents: How to use this book
Meet the teen whisperer
You can call me Mr. Mike
Understanding reality therapy
The five primary needs of your teen
Survival
Fun
Freedom
Power
Belonging
When teens' needs aren't being met
The emotional consequences of unmet needs
Acting out behavior: eating disorders, drinking, and drugs
Acting out behavior Pt. II: violence and sex
Acting out turns inward: depression and suicide
The right approach
Having the right mindset
Showing the right mindset through praise
Communicating with your teen
Talkin' the right talk
Making the right set of rules
Riding herd on your understanding
Epilogue
Additional Contributors: Brozek, Gary
ISBN: 0061238651
9780061238659
Branch Call Number: 649.125 L744t 2007
Subject Headings: Adolescent psychology Parent and teenager
Topical Term: Adolescent psychology
Parent and teenager
LCCN: 2007019232
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Therapist Linderman relies on a model of five primary needs that teens require: survival, freedom, power, belonging and fun. He guides readers through each, describing how teens can act out when a particular need is not appropriately met, and counsels parents to stay connected to their teens' lives.


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