The Teen Whisperer

The Teen Whisperer

How to Break Through the Silence and Secrecy of Teenage Life

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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Real-life cowboy Mike Linderman wakes up at dawn, works his ranch, and then counsels troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around. Here, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. This technique deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level, and helping you and your teen to learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061238659
Call Number: 649.125 L744t 2007
Characteristics: xvi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brozek, Gary


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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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