Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Books for parents of teens
Annotation:With humor, wisdom and a deep understanding of the teenaged brain, Kastner shows parents how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with a teenage child.
Annotation:Author and mother Kessler observes, investigates, chronicles--and participates in--the life of a twenty-first-century teen.
Annotation:Presents straightforward advice for parents and teens on how to build the foundation for healthy relationships, in a guide that covers such topics as curfews, peer pressure, and drugs.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Explains how parents can help their teenage daughters deal with cliques, gossip, substance abuse, boys and sex, and other challenges of adolescence, in a guide designed to help girls empower themselves during a tumultuous time of life.
Annotation:Drawing on facts, statistics, and humor, Skenazy convincingly argues that this is one of the safest periods for children in the history of the world, reiterating that "mostly, the world is safe and mostly, people are good." Let's let kids get out there and discover the world. This isn't specifically for teens, but there's a good section on letting teens go.
Annotation:Advises parents on how to handle children with quick tempers, explaining how to anticipate and lessen the behavior by teaching the child the skills necessary to handle frustration adaptively and to become more flexible, socially and emotionally. This is not specifically for teens, but it's certainly applicable.
Annotation:Filled with real-life stories, scientific research and practical advice, Jennings stresses the importance of family acceptance for a child's self-esteem and the need to create a safe haven at home for GLBTQ teens.